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. Add Vallarpadam Church and other attractions to your Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary using our Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner.
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  • Exceptional place , mind blowing environment, silent place, good for looking at yourself, highly recommend for others 
    Exceptional place , mind blowing environment, silent place, good for looking at yourself, highly recommend for others  more »
  • Visited the church during our drive through goshree bridge .. visiting it for the first time ..very nice , beautiful church ..very pious atmosphere .. 
    Visited the church during our drive through goshree bridge .. visiting it for the first time ..very nice , beautiful church ..very pious atmosphere ..  more »

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