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Santa Cruz Basilica, Kochi (Cochin)

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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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  • The monument needs attention of the authorities. The place need to be maintained well, preservation activities need to be taken up on priority  more »
  • This basilica is a priceless work of art!! I was truly mesmerised by the interiors and amazing history of the building!!  more »
  • Beautiful small cathedral. Murals and decorations painted on the walls give an idea of how European cathedral interiors must have looked in the past.  more »
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  • The church stand right in middle of Fort Kochi on the way to the beach. Like many other churches in India, it also has lovely paintings on the wall. Nothing extraordinary but if in Kochi do visit it. It has huge open space in front.
  • Awesome church in Fort Kochi. It is one of the Basilica considered world wide. It is in the centre of Fort Kochi. School was also present attached to this Church.
  • one of the famous churches in Kochi. Liked the interiors, but could not move about much in the church as there was a wedding mass going on
  • 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.
  • A quaint little church. Well kept to preserve history.