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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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  • I believe this basilica was better than the 'Church of St. Francis' although not as old. Visitors are allowed in, so just go around until you find the entrance.  more »
  • 1000's of icons and pictures adorn the Basilica. No visits allowed during mass times. Extraordinary array of statues, statuettes, paintings and pictures hang from the ceilings and cover the walls  more »
  • Santa Cruz Basilica Church is a very beautiful church with a big open space around. It's a very peaceful church with beautiful ambiance. You are allowed to click photos & you should visit the church f...  more »
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  • Really very nice place. Art in the furniture and wall and ceiling is awesome.
  • 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.
  • Well maintained historical church of kochi ,usually my year begin from attending mid night mass in this basilica
  • 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
  • This church is maintained very well. Nicely decorated church. Open from morning till evening. Walking distance from Fort Kochi Ferry point.