Mother Of God ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Convent Road, Mananchira, Kozhikode, Kerala 673032, Calicut, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 0495-2366301
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Cemetery, Architecture
Mother Of God Church - Review
The Mother of God Church is located close to Beach Road and is more popularly and locally known as Valiyapally. The church is strategically located near the Beach Road making it an oft visited attraction. The church serves as the main center of worship for the Roman Catholic congregation in Malabar.
The history of the church dates back to 1513, which marked a new beginning for the Catholic diocese in the area. The church has undergone quite a few renovations over the years and became a cathedral in 1923.
The highlight of the church would have to be its architecture. The curved arches on the doors and windows as well as the colonnade on the spires are a testament to the prowess of the Italian architects that built the edifice. Inside, there is a 200-year-old portrait of St. Mary that adorns the wall of the 18th century Gothic cathedral built by Christian missionaries. In the adjoining cemetery, one can find a number of ancient tombstones, the most popular of which happens to be that of Pedro de Covilhany, the first Catholic missionary to set foot in Kozhikode. The neo- Roman architectural style of the elegant structure is prominent in the exterior which is surrounded by lofty, square towers on either side.
Mother Of God Church Opening and Closing Hours
- Sunday Mass: 7 am to 5.30 pm
- Daily Mass: Monday to Saturday – 6.30 am
How To reach Mother Of God Church by Public Transport
- Buses are available
- Trains to Kozhikode station
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95% of people who visit Calicut include Mother Of God Church in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
38.44% of people start their Mother Of God Church visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mother Of God Church
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Mother Of God Church, Calicut Reviews
Historic place in Calicut with 400+ years of existence, built by the Europeans. Good ambience. Great Architecture. Beautiful Altar. 200 year old portrait of St. Mary is present in the church. Built in a Western style rather than a local church style. The calmness of the church and the mild breeze from the beach makes it a good atmosphere. It's better to visit in non-working days, since there are three schools nearby the church.
One of the oldest and most beautiful churches.. renovation done some time back in the first decade of 21st century without damaging it's original magnanimity.One of the important shrines and One of the must see places in Malabar.
A serene place to be in. Simple, yet elegant.
Built in 15th century but renovated I was 1998
Very old church . Renovation done and have a great alter design. Spacious and good for all functions