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Church of Saint Francis

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Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 221 7505
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  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
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“buried here” (41 reviews)
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Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 221 7505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saint Francis church was one of the first churches built by the Portugese when they came to Cochin. It is still being used today an their claim to fame is the famous navigator Vasco da Gama was buried their in 1524. He was interned...More

Thank 2marcopolos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church resonates with the sound of history, except when tourist buses disgorge multitudes at a time. Yes, this was the original burial site of Portuguese explorer, Vasco de Gama, but its history reflects a different period, a period of the melding of faiths and...More

Thank Charley44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must visit place. It will remind you the old colonial times and architecture And santa crutz church is also located near to it so one can visit both places It is close for tourists on Sunday

Thank Aman D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considered to the oldest church built by Europeans in India, St. Francis Church is known for its architecture and peaceful ambience. Its a quaint small church and is famous because the explorer Vasco da Gama, the first Portuguese sailor to reach the shores of Kerala...More

Thank Divs_Kataria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church, built in the 16th century, in good place to visit. It's a nice peaceful Church, built in the 16th century. It's gives the opportunity to visit one of the ancient sculptures of India. A good place in Kochi.

Thank AnkitJ_rpr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering it's association with history, they should have made the place little more tourist friendly

Thank Hemangi_2012
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Famous for being the church where Vasco Da Gama was first buried. Interestingly, one can't enter with footwear - not normally required in churches, and an example of the blend of Eastern customs and Christianity.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

A milestone in history making of Kochi. The building is still standing as it was build in 16th century.

Thank Riju P
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Quiet place and a nice beautiful church. First church in India built by the Europeans. We went on a sunday afternoon after having a walk next to the chinese fishing nets.

Thank NishMM
Reviewed 17 June 2017

First European Church built in India reflected the colonial struggle of European Powers in India .Vasco-de-Gama's body was buried here.

3  Thank jojo5222
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