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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 yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trsaltra
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days 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 2 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

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 2 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

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 2 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 2 weeks ago

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 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 4 weeks ago

In Fort Kochi there is an amazing church built in 1505 called the: Santa Cruz Cathedral. It was actually the first or one of the first churches’ to be built by the Portuguese explorers. When the Portuguese, under the command famous Portuguese Explorer Vasco De...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
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 10 December 2018

This church is in Fort Kochi and is very close to the St.Francis Church. I was informed that this was the second Church built by the Portuguese in Kochi in 15th century. The front yard of church has a " Dhawaja Stambham" (huge pole) like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 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 3 December 2018

This place is a must visit for travelers in Kochi. Its near to the Fort Nagar area and the jetty just beside the road to MG Beach.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AveekB8
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 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 25 November 2018

Maintained in pristine conditions this shrine of faith is a must visit. The clean environs and friendly guides with good social skills makes one travel back in timeMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joepurakel
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 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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Ajith2
25 October 2018|
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Response from FrFMJF | Property representative |
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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