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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 2 days ago

The basilica is a mix of Indian and European culture and architecture. Inside, the timber ceiling is quite interesting and you can feel the atmosphere of religious fervor even if you are not a believer. Good place to visit if you are in Kochi.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TSinParis
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 a holy place to visit. This church is maintained very clean and neat. There is enough parking place for vehicle.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shaji J
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Typical elaborate Portuguese/Keralan style C19 Church in Fort Kochi. Interesting carved baroque saints etc. Worth fifteen minutes of your timeMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter B
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

Santa Cruz offers a warmth that is missing from many of the large basilicas, possibly due to the timber ceiling ……. and I really don't know what else! Vasco Da Gama was originally buried here and a tomb cover still marks the spot. This basilica...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Cruz basilica is a good church with paintings and architecture. Highly recommended to visit if you are in Kochi.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trsaltra
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 4 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Basilica happens to be not only one of the oldest churches in Kochi and one of the eight Basilicas. It is one of the finest and impressive churches in India made by the Portuguese The architecture of the basilica depicts a beautiful blend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ashleo_15
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 5 weeks ago

We visited on 15 January around 1100. There was wedding jut finishing and we got to watch pictures being taken of wedding party. Traditional western dress for Bride & Groom but the rest of the party was in colorful Indian attire. The building is large...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeachBumBill
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 16 January 2019

This was the first stop on our tour, and our timing was perfect as we had the pleasure of being able to witness the children arriving ( many on beautiful bicycles) for school at the adjoining girls school.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GPaCalgary
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 7 January 2019

At one point in time Vasco de Gama was buried here until the Portuguese took him back to Portugal. This is a small church built by the Portuguese.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathleen P
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 4 January 2019

One of the oldest church, built by the portuguese. An amazing piece of architecture. Tourists are welcome when they are no prayers going on. A must visit place in Fort KochiMore

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gopinath P
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

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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Ajith2
25 October 2018|
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You need permission from the Rector of the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.
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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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