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Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Seemed to be much more coaches and tourists here than anywhere else around this area, so you have to wait until it clears to be able feel the peacefulness of the place.  more »
  • We went here as part of our tour whilst on a cruise calling into Cochin. The interesting aspect is the tomb of Vasgo da Gama  more »
  • Good, historical and peaceful location at fort kochi it is a church with dutch style architecture. It has a good market in nearby area too and best time to visit is morning and evening  more »
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  • Quite an experience seeing this small church in India, and for it to have such historical significance. If you can find the time it is worth the visit, and ensure you have a good guide who knows the history of this place too.
  • First European church in India Vasco due gama was buried here now run by CSI
  • Indian history started here. A must go place. We could still find the Portuguese way of building houses around this church
  • A very well maintained location. Great architecture, great location!
  • A must-see place which gives you a Rich experience and takes you into the roots of christinity in Kerala.