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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  • Wonderful old church within a large convent area. Looks a lot older than it is but always packed. Worth a quick look only.  more »
  • This is one of the many famous Church where many tourists and locals take time to visit & receive many blessings.Beautiful ancient architecture to be admireed. Don't miss  more »
  • This is very familiar church in kochi.This church is very near to me.we are entered on this church with a peaceful mind.we are so happy to see this church.  more »

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