Floohoo Travels offer the best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Mother of God Cathedral. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. One of the most majestic of all Kerala old churches, architects from Italy were specially brought down to build this church around 1724 AD. The result was a Gothic marvel with curved arches and colonnaded spires in the neo-Roman style. It is a testament to both the aesthetic vision of its foreign architects and the skills of the Indian artisans who helped bring that vision into reality.
The church’s history dates to 1513 AD when the Portuguese, on the invitation from the Zamorin, established a factory and a church dedicated to Matre de Deo (Mother of God) at Kozhikode. The church marked the beginning of a new era in the Catholic formation of the Calicut Diocese.
A 200-year-old portrait of St. Mary adorns a wall within the church situated near the beach, and is one of the key tourism spots in Kerala.