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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  • August 16, 2017
    A heritage and an international pilgrimage center. The interiors are still maintained in the ancient way. A very powerful Church.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    large church & one can climb up the spire right to top to see an aerial view . this for a nominal fee & is worth it . otherwise a regular chapel about a km from bolghtatty palace  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    I'd been with my family, it was a wonderful moment to be in the church. Well cleaned and maintained surroundings.  more »

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