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“One of the oldest churches in India”

Santa Cruz Basilica
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 in progress. Most welcome to all, who love history and Gothic Architectural attractions in the City of Cochin, Kerala.
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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of the oldest churches in India”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

It is one of the oldest churches in India. Dates back to severl hundred years. It is easy accessable and lies on the road which is good for shopping and seeing chinese fishing nets. There is a good beach at walking distance from this church..

Visited March 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
“A tranquil place”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

The interior was very colourful and reasonably well maintained.

Visited March 2012
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Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Definitely Worth a Visit”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Definitely include this on your Fort Cochin itinery. More interesting than St Francis Church which is on everyone's itinery.

Visited February 2012
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Kerala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Old and still beautiful.”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

This old church was originally the resting place of Vasco da Gama, who's remains have now been returned to Portugal. Worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful building”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Lovely architecture and an interesting change to the Hindu temples, palaces and mosques. A lovely character-filled building worth a look.

Visited March 2012
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