Matri Dei Cathedral
Matri Dei Cathedral
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Remil Rashid
Chennai (Madras), India35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
Hailing from Kozhikode and pursuing 6 years of schooling at an institution next to this amazing church has made it the most visited religious spot for me. ‘Matri Dei’ is Latin words for ‘Mother of God’, and is popularly called as Mother of God cathedral or Devamatha palli in Kozhikode. The church projects itself as a fantastic construction indeed with mindblowing architecture. The church was recently renovated which brought some changes to its structure. Still it is a wonderful sight to watch. Also try to have a rear view from Deshabhimani press and also a long shot of the front can be viewed from the beach.
Written May 31, 2014
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SecbadRoadie
Hyderabad, India536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is situated very close to the Beach Road. However, our driver was clueless about this cathedral, as it is not on the list of many travellers. It has been maintained very well and the architecture is impressive.
Written May 8, 2022
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Sudeep Parambath
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The Matri Dei Cathedral, is one of the oldest Catholic churches in India, probably, the 2nd or 3rd, after the Portuguese landed in 1498. But, sadly, this church is not getting its due importance, as compared to various other, much later built churches. This was built, just 15 years after Vasco da Gama landed on the shores of Calicut.
I have wonderful memories of the old, weather beaten, red painted building, with the blue, peeling enamel painted doors. A few years back, the church underwent an extensive renovation, which has done a lot of good to the otherwise, not so, well maintained structure. The new white exteriors, polished wooden doors, bamboo shades for the massive doors, etc are nice changes. One of the bad additions to the building is the tiled sunshades that were added to the windows, that has completely ruined the originality of the beautiful, minimalist design, which was so relevant to that period, and the resources available then. This has given it a Kerala feature, which is so common on most of the new houses, in the region, that try to copy the traditional architectural feature. True, it may help in protecting the shutters from the sun and rain, but, if they could survive for 500 years, with regular upkeep and if required, repairs and replacement, they will survive for another 500 or 1000 years.
I hope, when the church is due for its, next major renovation, those ugly additions will be removed.
Written April 17, 2019
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Aban Sheer
West Bengal, India324 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
There were very few people in the Cathedral and hence the inside hall seemed very gloomy and scary when I visited it in the evening. The floors were however very clean.
Written September 23, 2019
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AllenBarrycentcit
Kerala, India21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
A place where all souls are destined to go, catrhedrals are where people pray with their heart for those who have passed away
Written April 25, 2018
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Satish L
Mangalore, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
I participated in the 7 am mass on a Sunday here, great service in English interspersed with prayers in Latin, very nice and deeply spiritual experience
Written August 14, 2017
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Varun N
70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Located near the beach, the 'Matra Dei' or the 'Church of the Mother of God' is located within the campus of the St. Joseph School.

When we visited the place, last week, we had trouble finding it since most of the auto drivers did not know the English name of the Church.

Meanwhile, the Church, one of the oldest in the town is said to have been constructed in the late sixteenth century by the Portuguese with assistance from the Zamorin; it was renovated later in 1708 and then again in 2008.

The facade is imposing and the carvings on the door are worth noticing. From the inside, the alter is huge and has statues of Joseph, Mary and Jesus; there is another altar which was gifted by Goan community settled in Calicut. Then there is a painting of Mary with Jesus believed to be over 200 years old, besides which is a plaque in the memory of Rev. Father Pedro de Covilhany, the first missionary to arrival in Calicut in May 1498.
Written June 4, 2016
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greensward
kottayam - india45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Matri Dei in Latin means Mother of God.This cathedral is located in heart of city but the atmosphere is silent and peaceful.This is one of the oldest churches in Malabar and is designed by Italian architects.
Written February 17, 2016
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nandu79
New Delhi, India223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
A cathedral in the real sense, this imposing structure is not yet on the tourist circuit. A must visit when in Kozhikode, the cathedral is a great place to spend some time in solitude.
Written October 6, 2015
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anandxp
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
This is the ancient Cathedral church of Calicut diocese. A must visit place for christians as well as others who loves ancient structures.
Written September 28, 2015
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