The foundation stone of the Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours is laid on 21st December, 1929 by His Excellency Mar Francis Vazhappilly, the Late Bishop of Thrissur. The church was blessed on 24th November, 1940. When they built the church they also built two bell towers in the front of the church in 140 feet and envisaged another bell tower in the back of the church in 260 feet. They could not build that bell tower in the back side of the church because of the lack of money. But it was the dream of the Catholics in Thrissur.Work out when and for how long to visit Bible Tower and other Thrissur attractions using our handy Thrissur itinerary planner.
The reconstruction of that bell tower started in 2002 when the present Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur Mar Andrews Thazhath was the Rector of the Basilica. In 2004 when all the bishops of India were present here in Thrissur for the CBCI General Assembly held in Thrissur His Eminence Cardinal Daud Moosa blessed that Tower in the name Bible Tower. His Excellency Most Reverend Dr Pedro Lopez Quintana was also present for the function and dedicated the Bible tower for World Peace.
Bible Tower reviews
A must visit for those who care for history. The ambience was excellent. Stands tall in city's skyline.
A must visit for those who care for history. The ambience was excellent. Stands tall in city's skyline. more »
Calm and quiet place, really a religious place. But a tourist can view thrissur town from the top of the tower. The view is scenic.
Calm and quiet place, really a religious place. But a tourist can view thrissur town from the top of the tower. The view is scenic. more »
Visited in 2017. Do not skip this place while visiting Puthanpalli. You need to take tickets. As you climb up the tower, you can see beautiful paintings that depict scenes from Bible stories. You can also have a glimpse of parts of Thrissur town from high above. There's a beautiful garden (or rather a meditation centre) outside the Bible tower.
More than a tower it's an art gallery themed on Jesus christ. Vivid types of Paintings such as acrylic, terra-cotta, mural etc . Entrance fee of 20/- per head. Parking available. Monday is holiday. You can get a view of the entire Thrissur town but the saddest part is that, it is only through windows.
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