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
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Cemetery, Architecture
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.
- Sunday Mass: 7 am to 5.30 pm
- Daily Mass: Monday to Saturday – 6.30 am
- 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
09 AM - 10 AM
37.66% of people start their Mother Of God Church visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mother Of God Church
87.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mother Of God Church
A wonderful antique church built by the Portuguese and later renovated. A calm and serene atmosphere fills the air... A beautiful place to spend hours in prayer.
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.
Ancient calm and quiet place for pray
Built in 15th century but renovated I was 1998
A serene place to be in. Simple, yet elegant.