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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  • Always taking time to come and visit the Church, this time I could come over once with the family and the next day with our foreign guest. It was a Sunday and there was a good crowd, the reverence of ...  more »
  • One of the main pilgrimage center in kochi. Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom. I visit their occasionally. Calm atmosphere is it specialty. Watch towers are their. You can see a nice view of kochi from t...  more »
  • The church is old yet well maintained. A historical figure and structure. Nice atmosphere. Nice journey.  more »
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