Vallarpadam Church, Kochi (Cochin)

Admire an impressive white baroque façade of Vallarpadam Church, a major pilgrimage center for Christians built on a lake island. Originally built in 1524 by the Portuguese and then destroyed by the Dutch, the present-day structure dates to 1676 featuring impressive square-based six story twin towers overlooking the Vembanad Lake. The basilica houses a picture of Mary and Jesus above the altar brought by Vasco De Gama as well as a shrine with a picturesque statue of Virgin Mary, locally known as Vallarpadathamma, carrying a toddler Jesus. Climb the steps leading to the top of one of the towers to get a panoramic view. Add Vallarpadam Church and other attractions to your Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary using our Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner .
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  • It's a very beautiful old Christian Church in kerala. The enchant architecture and design is amazing .It ia famous pilgrim place  more »
  • This is a beautiful catholic church with a beautiful history of religious unity in the state. However when I visited, it was closed, since it was Sunday ( heard that it was opened for specific hours o...  more »
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