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Our lady of Dolours Basilica, Trichur
Name:
Our lady of Dolours Basilica, Trichur
Estd:
18th Century
Feast Day:
E-mail: doloursbasilica@gmail.com
Website:
Telephone (O) +91 487 2420906 / 2445325
  Contact: Our lady of Dolours Basilica! Thrissur Trichur 628001    
History
Our Lady of Dolours Basilica is a minor basilica of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Thrissur City in Kerala. Being the third-tallest church in Asia it is famous for its Gothic style architecture. Built in fine Indo-Gothic style with an area of 25000 square feet (2300 m2) it has soaring belfries at the entrance double storeyed aisles all along the nave and transepts and eleven altars five on either side of the main one. It is the largest church in India and its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals images of saints and scenes from the scriptures.

The construction of this biggest church in India was done in different phases started in the year 1929. The two front towers are of 146 feet (45 m) height each and the central tower of 260 feet (79 m) height makes this church as 3rd tallest in Asia.