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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin, one of the oldest Christian / Catholic Churches in India, which is owned and administered by the Diocese of Cochin, open to all, when no religious and liturgical services are...more
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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When you visit a church pr a place of worship, you not only look at the way its built but also the way it makes you feel when you're inside, and for me this church was the most beautiful one i ever visited, pl do...More

Thank Sarosh I
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a Roman Catholic Church and so is decorated differently to the protestant churches in the area. There are lots of pictures and icons as you'd expect. Check out the pictures on the ceiling.More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attractive church and it's easy to think about the diverse influences in the history of Fort Kochi,More

Thank Elaine S
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the famous basilicas in Kerala. Built in 1558 AD. History lies here. Half an hour drive from Ernakulam. So many nearby places to visit.More

Thank jinudev
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and big church to visit around Fort Kochi. you can walk and roam around this place and there is also Kathakali Center 5 min walk. so you can visit that also. Location is very close to most homestays in Fort Kochi.More

Thank SidJ102
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The church is an old but it's maintain in good way. One we enter feel a holy atmosphere, on my first visit to fort Kochi I entered this basilica. Especially in fort Kochi they need to conduct more English mass , it's sould be help...More

Thank KERALJJ
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The church is one of the oldest in India and the architecture and carvings are awesome.Its well maintained..must visit...More

Thank deepa v
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Santa cruz basilica is a must do activity in and around fort kochi. absolutely stunning construction made by portuguese legacy. Well maintained architecture and wonderful paintings on the ceiling...More

Thank alwin t
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kochi. The place is nicely maintained.More

Thank Sumitkumar_13
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

One of the ancient and historical church in Kerala... Beautiful paintings on the ceilings.. Good maintenance.. Must visit place in Fort Kochi..More

Thank Ramanamurthy_NV
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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micky1234567890
23 November 2017|
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Dear micky1234...., The Christmas Midnight Mass, presided by the Bishop of Cochin begins at 11.45 pm on 24.12.2017. it is a combined mass both in English and in Malayalam with Latin singing. Id you come early enough to Santa... More
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ipsita s
1 October 2017|
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Dear ipsita s, Yes, photography is allowed in Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.
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