Historic Sites in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites in Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) Historic Sites

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  • Shyamal B
    Duliajan, India230 contributions
    Our first stop at Kochi was the Edappally Church Complex, which mesmerised us all due to its grandeur and beauty. A very nicely maintained complex with old church adjacent is really a place to visit. Once inside you feel the peace with the majestic wall paintings, the large ceiling fans and other sculptures. Although it is a pilgrimage destination for Christians, anyone can visit and its really worth a visit.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
    If you are not familiar with South Indian history to understand what you actually observe here is rather complicated.

    Few Westerners know that Christian tradition in India started in the 1st century AD when Thomas one of the twelve apostles of Jezus sailed to the Malabar coast and started to spread the gospel.

    The Portugese arrived much later in 1498 (roughly 1400 years later). Their interpretation of Christian religion was different and followed Roman tradition recognizing the authority of the Pope of Rome (nowadays Pope Francis).

    Part of Thomas' followers started to resist the Portugese imposition of Roman Catholic interpretation and institutions. They remained true to Thomas and followed his oriental (Syrian) or Eastern Orthodox interpretation. In 1653 it is assumed they gathered in protest at the site where now this church is.

    Though clay (compressed mud) is the main building material the church structure makes a rather modern impression.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,833 contributions
    All art lovers should visit this place. Known for its biennale the building houses now interesting exhibitions. Some of the artists have their work also featured in other boutiques in town. The building is situated waterfront, a pleasant Dutch colonial architecture.
    Written 18 March 2023
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  • Vinayan p
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
    This place is known as Kovilakom because Maharajah of Cochin lived here under Paliam Protection. Paliam is a complex of Buildings.
    Written 7 March 2018
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  • noamrozenberg
    Lisbon, Portugal13 contributions
    We decided to visit this 12th century amazing synagogue that is beautiful preserved and maintained by Mr Solomon an amazing man who keep the spirit of Judaism in Kochi together with strong connection to ISRAEL.
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
    The Bishop's house rather looks like a villa, not to say palace. The Roman Catholic bishop of Kochi took residence here after the church bought it. Not a humble place, but rather luxurious with beautiful well kept gardens surrounding it.

    The exact history of the building puzzled me: "built in 1508" to serve as residence of the Portugese governor claim the tourist brochures, that is 10 years after Vasco da Gama arrived. They first had to build a fort. Perhaps there first was a more modest building to house the governor. I liked the tiled roof and gothic style arches.
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • mks3210
    Vellore, India164 contributions
    This is just the remains of the seminary built by Portuguese in the 16th century. Good historic monument to visit
    Written 31 October 2018
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  • Ajith Setty
    Bengaluru, India2,069 contributions
    This bungalow is located just near the Fort Kochi Beach.
    The entry into the bungalow was restricted but one can roam around the bungalow.
    Try to go the end of the bungalow to get a good view of the beach.

    Doesnot take more than 10 mins of your time.
    Written 16 November 2018
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  • prasadrr
    Tiruchengode, India580 contributions
    Keerthisthambham Easy Reachable palace ., Good Historical palace Kids Must See tourist Attraction place .,
    Good Parking & Lot of gift Shop near .,
    Written 23 March 2018
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  • VNJaroor
    Aroor, India228 contributions
    Very nice place for worship. Cam and quite. Some congestion due to location inside market. See service timings in my photos.
    Written 13 January 2021
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