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. Put Santa Cruz Basilica and other Kochi (Cochin) attractions into our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 5, 2017
    One of many basilicas located in the area of Fort Kochi, situated in wide area and easy access, very crowded in the evenings by the faithful in the area. Recommended to visit in the evening
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  • October 1, 2017
    We visited this Church as part of a impromptu Tuk-Tuk tour of Fort Cochin. The church stands tall, with a magnificent facade. On the day of our visit a wedding was taking place, and the church was ful...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    By European standards - not a match. But it was special to visit a church after the many many temples! Was a feeling of stepping back centuries!  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Beautiful. The paintings are amazing. You can easily park outside.
  • June 26, 2017
    A good place for worship and prayer. You actually get the good feeling.
  • May 26, 2017
    Really very nice place. Art in the furniture and wall and ceiling is awesome.
  • March 26, 2017
    Santa Cruz cathedral baselica churchy is quite pretty with beautiful architectural design. We visited during our Kerala trip with my family. We spent some time inside enjoying the peace and calmness that one experiences at religious places.
  • May 1, 2017
    THIS BASILICA is where my late dad STANISLAUS PATRICK PITTER grew up n lived in COCHIN .Was lucky to visit it in 2009 WAS such an awesome feeling Could not stay long BUT it was a great feelinh Colleen Traynor Chembur Mumbai

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