The Church of Our Lady of Hope
(NOSSA SENHORA DE ESPERANCA)
The Church of Our Lady of Hope (NOSSA SENHORA DE ESPERANCA) is a centuries-old church located on the picturesque island of Vypeen, off the coast of Kochi, Kerala, India. The church was built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century and is believed to have been blessed in 1605 A.D. by DOM ANDREA de SANTA MARIA O.F.M., a prominent Franciscan missionary.
The Church of Our Lady of Hope is an architectural marvel that showcases the unique blend of Portuguese and Indian styles. The church’s exteriors are adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, and the interiors boast beautiful paintings, murals, and religious artifacts. The church’s unique location overlooking the Cochin Harbor provides a breathtaking view of the Chinese fishing nets of Vypin and the bustling shipping channel.