Patharghata Catholic Church

Type: Church
Contributed By: Nayeem


Patharghata Catholic Church (also known as Portuguese Catholic Church) is situated at Patharghata in Chittagong district. This beautiful church was established around 500/600 years ago.

This church has a graveyard inside it. People left their beloved person at this grave, and each of the tomb is epitaph by the word from their heart. When you’ll read those notes from the tomb, it will just touch your emotion.

Most interesting thing from the church is, it has a grave and where “Sir Henry Leland Harrison” lied. The grave was made by white Marble Stone. Local says, it is an exceptional grave of the church, as the tomb has stairs as passageway inside.

Henry Leland Harrison was a writer, and his book’s name is “Bengal Embankment Manual, Containing an Account of the Action of the Government in Dealing with Embankments and Watercourses.” It was first published from Calcutta, Bengal Secretariat Press in 1875. From the tomb of the Harrison, it was found that the fellow was died after suffering from a Cholera at 5th May 1892. Henry Harrison was born at February 5th 1837. He was only 55 years of old when He died.

How to go

After arriving at Chittagong, take local buses to reach that church in the Patharghata area.

How To Reach: Chittagong District

Dhaka and Chittagong are linked by road. You can take a bus from Dhaka to reach the district of Chittagong. Some of the bus services are listed below for our assistance.

1. Saudia Paribahan
Arambag, Phone: +88-02-7102465
Gabtoli, Phone: +88-02-8018445
Kalabagan, Phone: +88-02-9124792

2. S Alam
Contact: +880 31 636997, 611426

3. Hanif Enterprise
Panthpath: 0173-402670

Dhaka and Chittagong are linked by air. Some of the airlines with flights available from Dhaka to Chittagong are listed below for your assistance.

1. United Airways

Contact: 09606445566, +880 2 8932338,+880 2 8931712

2. Bangladesh Biman

Contact:+88-02-8901600, +88-02-8901730-44

3. Novo Air

Contact: 13603

4. Regent Airways

Contact: 028953003 or 16238

Where to Stay

There are many hotels available in Chittagong. Some of them have been mentioned below for your help.

1. Hotel Golden Inn
Address: 336 Station Rd Chittagong
Contact: 611 004

2. Asian SR Hotel
Address: 291 Station Rd Chittagong
Contact: 031-2850346-8, 01711-889555

3. Hotel Park
Address: 627, DT road, Kadamtoli Chittagong
Contact: 01819-388011

4. Hotel Landmark
Address: 3072, Sheikh Mujhibar Road, Agrabad, Chittagong
Contact: 031-813598/727299

5. Hotel Dream International Ltd
Station Road, Chittagong, Bangladesh

6. Hotel Azad
Enayet Bazar, Chittagong, Bangladesh

7. Hotel Mishka
Station Road, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh

8. Motel Shaikat
Station Road, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Eating Facilities

Referred to where to eat in Chittagong, click here


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