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Church of Saint Francis

Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 221 7505
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Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 221 7505
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One of the oldest church in Fort Cochin, this church was the only church left untouched by the Dutch who destroyed the remaining churches in Cochin during their reign. The church used to house remains of legendary Portuguese Explorer, Vasco da gama who died in...More

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting exterior. Not all that impressive on the inside but worth a look. Impressive amount of donation-boxes for such a small church. Note that Vasco da Gamas mortal remains have been moved and are buried in Portugal.

Thank Astrid B
Reviewed yesterday

The age of the church reminds one of how long Kochi has been a thriving town. It is calm place to visit for a period of introspection.

Thank BonzoNetherlands
Reviewed yesterday

It is the oldest European Church in India. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but after fourteen years his remains were removed to...More

Thank Rahi_Mastana
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another church with some frescoes and gaudy lighting. The exterior of the building is by far the best bit and the frescos on the ceiling are quite impressive.

Thank wilsongirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am not anymore into church but this one is well preserve and very nice to see I recommend to make a quick stop :)

Thank simonbarbey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice church situated in Fort Kochi. The architecture is good, old but nice. There's tomb of Vasco Da Gama inside and it was nice quiet like any other church.

Thank janhvi_mohanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of d old church of kerala. Located near vasco d gama home. Do visit if u r in kochi. Located near fort kochi.

Thank Rutvi14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit if only just to appreciate the history of the building. Thankfully no entrance fee or gift shop which makes a change.

Thank Patrick Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a beautiful meditation in this lovely old church. It possesses a beautiful deep quality of rest and peace, and it was also quite a contrast to the activity of the souvenir sales people outside the premises!

Thank Synergydining
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