Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

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. To visit Church of Saint Francis on your trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning tool .
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  • There is no way of not seeing this wonderful place! Unchanged for the last 400 centuries, it seems. See the tombstone of Vasco da Gama.  more »
  • Beautiful Christian Church in kochi, it is worth a visit. Great atmosphere in the Church with the stained glass Windows and paintings.
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  • Anglican Church original mainly through its ventilation system. To visit by the presence of the tomb of Vasco da Gama. The hotel also.
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  • Beautiful church with calm and quiet ambience. Which has a historical significance is a main attraction for travelers and people who comes to fort Kochi. A must visit place for sure.
  • One of the best churches around in Kochi. It is one of the most historic churches in the area. The ambiance inside this church cannot be described in words. I recommend 100% to everyone to visit this church and have the positive feel of being somewhere else.
  • A centuries old church building of historical significance. It once housed the burial site of the explorer Vasco Da Gama in 1524 before his remains were taken back to Portugal. Try and visit when there are lesser crowds, the sheer silence and stillness of the benches, walls and pulpit exuded in me a sense of calm and wonderment thinking about the old explorer.
  • This is a historical place in fort cochi Vasco da gama tomb is here. 9 am to 5pm you can visit this place. Lots of tourist come here .You can see the full story of the church and Vasco da gama tomb
  • One of the oldest Colonial Churches in Kerala. This church is the prime example of Dutch Architecture, which was later used for construction of many other churches in Kerala. This place housed the tomb of Vasco Da Gama before being taken back to Lisbon. The church is being well maintained and retains it's charm. There is a calm and serene atmosphere here. It's an architectural heritage. And is a must visit for all history and architecture fanatics out there. Totally worth a visit to this silent witness of Cochin's History throughout the centuries.
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