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Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

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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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  • Very old building in good repair, well looked after. St Francis has his tomb in this church. There is a little exclusive hotel to the side, once his home we were told. The church still displays the ol...  more »
  • We visited this church as part of our Kochi day tour.Easy to find nice placement of history inside the walls of the church , excellent "reading material " to know about the history ..a part from that ...  more »
  • Originally built in 1503 & is India's oldest European-built church. Today is the 16th century replacement of a wooden structure. Tombstone of Vasco da Gama, but no longer his body, can be found inside...  more »