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Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)
(3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
The oldest European church in India, Church of Saint Francis was built in the 16th century and quietly witnessed the struggle of various colonial powers that once ruled this area. View the quaint structure, enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, and see where the body of Vasco da Gama was entombed before being moved to Lisbon. Our Kochi (Cochin) tour planner makes visiting Church of Saint Francis and other Kochi (Cochin) attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Being Protestant, the new rulers of Fort Cochin did not pay much attention to the Catholic shrines dotted over the landscape. The Dutch captain ordered an Indian soldier to light the dynamite which ha...  more »
  • This Church, originally built in 1503 by Portugese traders. It is the oldest European Church in India. When we visited the inside of the Church was under going renovation work. Interesting to see. 
  • The exterior of the structure is interesting as the interior was under renovation. Just another church but the history is excellent but you may need a guide to assist with the history.