Vallarpadam Church, Kochi (Cochin)

Admire an impressive white baroque fa├žade 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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  • Was wonderful and charming place to visit.. A very beautifully designed structure, peaceful, clean and well maintained.  more »
  • It is an interesting mix of architecture to see the church which has been through such a diverse history. It has been maintained very well and it was amusing to see the hand pulled pankhas still adorn...  more »
  • This is one of the crowdy tourist place in Kochin. The architecture of the church is old and always tourist are available there visit.  more »

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