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Vallarpadam Church, Kochi (Cochin)
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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. By using our Kochi (Cochin) vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Vallarpadam Church and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin).
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  • Good Pilgrim Spot in Ernakulam attracting Visitor from India and Outside of India, Spot is 7 KM from Ernakulam Jn Railway Station. The Church is Constructed in 15th Century by Portuguese, Portuguese N...  more »
  • Its Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom. A must visit place for pilgrims. I visits twice or thrice in an year. 
  • Situated near the vallarpadam container terminal, away from the Cochin mainland. Easy to reach. Superb Portuguese architure church. large parking facility.