Our Lady of Dolours Syro is the third tallest church in Asia, famous for its extremly attrcative Gothic style architecture and fine Indo-Gothic interiors. Located in the center of Thrissur City, in Kerala, this popular attraction was built in an area of 25,000 square feet in the year 1814 with exuberant interior decorations. People from different parts of the country and even abroad, visit this amazing church to see the fine specimens of murals, images of saints, and scenes from the scriptures, protected inside the church.
The original church building was established in 1814 and was reconstructed as Our Lady of Dolours Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica in 1929. That time it was named "Mart Mariam Big Church" as called called by the Christian community, who followed Chaldean Catholic bishop Elias Mellus. The construction of this church was done in different phases, in which two towers were made of 146 feet each and the central tower was of 260 feet height. A lot of tourists visit this popular tourist spot to witness its architectural beauty and view its wonderful interior decoration, that are the prime attraction here.