The foundation stone of the Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours is laid on 21st December, 1929 by His Excellency Mar Francis Vazhappilly, the Late Bishop of Thrissur. The church was blessed on 24th November, 1940. When they built the church they also built two bell towers in the front of the church in 140 feet and envisaged another bell tower in the back of the church in 260 feet. They could not build that bell tower in the back side of the church because of the lack of money. But it was the dream of the Catholics in Thrissur.Work out when and for how long to visit Bible Tower and other Thrissur attractions using our handy Thrissur itinerary planner .
The reconstruction of that bell tower started in 2002 when the present Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur Mar Andrews Thazhath was the Rector of the Basilica. In 2004 when all the bishops of India were present here in Thrissur for the CBCI General Assembly held in Thrissur His Eminence Cardinal Daud Moosa blessed that Tower in the name Bible Tower. His Excellency Most Reverend Dr Pedro Lopez Quintana was also present for the function and dedicated the Bible tower for World Peace.
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The Bible tower in Thrissur was actually designed as a part of the cathedral church but unfortunately it was not built then and built later. There is time restrictions for the entry to the tower. This... more »
I had not so good experience when I went with my kid. I went there on second week of May at around 12.15 pm. I was not allowed to see tower since we were only two. The lady over there told me, you sho... more »
The Bible Tower is situated in Thrissur city of Kerala, India. It was inaugurated on 7 January 2007. The tower is the tallest church tower in India and Asia. It is also the tallest structure in whole of Kerala. The 79 metre (260 ft) tower stands behind two towers of 42.5 metres (140 ft) height. The building has been certified as earthquake-proof by officials of the Geology Department of India. The red cross on the top of the Bible Tower is lit to "show the presence of the Roman Catholic Church in Thrissur.
One of the must see attractions in Thrissur. can see the aerial view of thrissur town from the top of this tower. you can get on the top with the help of a Lift and while coming back you can use the stairs to see the paintings and other art forms on the walls. Some of them are not properly maintained. varieties of bible can be seen in the shelves.
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