St Mary’s Orthodox Church


Built by the Portuguese, 2km northwest of central Kottayam, the elegant 1579 Cheriapally (Little Church) fuses European baroque architecture with Keralan temple elements, such as wood-carved ceilings and sloping tiled roofs. Intricate Portuguese-style vegetable-dye paintings adorn the upper walls of the altar.

It's best visited together with St Mary’s Syrian Knanaya Church, 200m north.

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