Santa Cruz Basilica, Kochi (Cochin)
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Visit one of the eight basilicas in India at Santa Cruz Basilica, a church many hail as one of the best in the country. Although the Gothic-style church was originally built in 1558, the British destroyed it, before it was rebuilt again the the 19th century. Behind the plain white exterior, you can expect to find pastel colors and columns painted with frescoes and murals once you step inside. Look up and you'll see the ceiling paintings depicting scenes from the crucifixion of Christ. If you prefer to participate than admire, join in one of the church's regular services. Make Santa Cruz Basilica part of your personalized Kochi (Cochin) itinerary using our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.
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Santa Cruz Basilica is a well kept church that boasts some impressive decoration. However the statues and altar adornments maybe slightly over the top for western tastes. There is a thriving and popul... read more »
Beautiful old basic ilia with a convent next door. Very old church surrounded by a fairly good-size plaza, and worth a quick look.
Any holy place for that matter is a place where you can forget everything and find solace. The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the eight Basilicas in Kerala. Counted as one of th... read more »
One of the places you should not miss when in Fort Kochi. This is the largest church in Fort Kochi area and it is an operational church, which means Mass service is conducted through the week. Opens from the morning until evening time. When one visits here, be like the locals, take off your footwear when entering the church itself. The intricate design inside the church is beautiful and breath taking. Columns in the church are decorated with the way of the cross. and mini chandeliers hang from the ceiling. And the sanctuary is adorned by a large picture of the risen Christ. One can just sit quietly and feel blessed. Must not miss this place.
Excellent place and great heritage! Management needs serious education on how to take care of visitors, treat and respect historical and Christian enthusiasts!
Adarsh Sudhakaran Rema
Beautiful church in fortkochi... Don't miss it....
The Revelation Travel and Holidays - Yapral
It is a Portugal wonder with a pray full atmosphere and wonderful paintings....Don't miss the opportunity while you are in Kerala, Kochi
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