Our lady of life church mattancherry, kochi, kerala, india

The Church of Our Lady of Hope, also known as "Nossa Senhora Da Esperan├ža" is a Roman Catholic church in the Diocese of Cochin. It is located at the island of Vypeen - the point where the Vembanad Lake merges with the Arabian Sea, with Fort Cochin on the other side. The church, with an area of 10 sq. km, occupying southern end of Vypeen Island, is the northern most boundary of Diocese of Cochin. It happens to be one of the oldest churches in Cochin, built by the Portuguese in 1605 A.D