Church of our Lady of Velankanni, Velankanni

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Marvel at the pristine white architecture of Church of our Lady of Velankanni, a Roman Catholic basilica. Two Gothic spires rise up from the facade of the main basilica, beyond which you'll find other shrines, a pond, and stations of the cross and rosary. Enjoy peaceful reflection within the church and grounds, away from the busy central surroundings. Bring along your camera to capture the striking 18th-century structure, which dates back to the era of Catholic persecution by the Dutch colonialists. Arrange your visit to Church of our Lady of Velankanni and discover more family-friendly attractions in Velankanni using our Velankanni trip itinerary maker website.
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  • A place frequently visited by me - either alone or with family. Great place to experience mental peace. Visited by people of all faith - no bar on entry. The Shrine Basilica is renowned for...  more »
  • The Velankanni Church was originally built by Portuguese sailors on a site where a child was reported to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary. It remains an important Roman Catholic pilgrimage site.....  more »

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