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Vallarpadam Church, Kochi (Cochin)

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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. 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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  • visited this shrine in . please go only if you have a spiritual purpose. Go and pay your respects with your open heart and you will be heard and blessed and your life will change for you and your fami...  more »
  • Vallarpadam church is a Christian pilgrimage centre. It has was initially build by missionaries who came with Vasco da Gama. A long history and traditions are part of this national shrine.  more »
  • Peaceful and a serene place..the church had a lift to go to the top end and watch the Kochi view ..its very beautiful.  more »