Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Kochi (Cochin)

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Visit one of the eight basilicas in India at Santa Cruz Cathedral 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 Cathedral Basilica and other Kochi (Cochin) attractions into our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • One of the few basiillica in India. Was upgraded by the earlier Pope as I understand, I am a Hindu - However I felt peaceful on entering the church and prayed to GOD , the one and only one for peace. ...  more »
  • We took an auto from Brunton Boatyard to this church. When you step in to the church you feel full of peace and calmness. Lovely statue of Mother Mary.  more »
  • Worth a stop at least for a photo. The interiors are too colorful and the building itself is very plain from the exterior  more »
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  • Beautiful church with an even more beautiful history. Never get tired of admiring it, both from the outside and the inside. Make it a point to see this church if you are in Fort Cochin.
  • An ancient Latin American church, which serves as a place of religious worship. It's open for visitors on all days , except during the time of liturgical service. A great piece of architectural work is exhibited inside the church.
  • A very nice and calm place. Well located with lot of places within the vicinity and is in walking length from the beach. The place stays open in the afternoon and in evening only, so check before you go. And yes, it closes early by 12:30 I guess on Sundays. A very old place in Kochi, and a must visit during Christmas and Annual festival. Parking is not a challenge and neither is nearby options for food and catch up.
  • Great place. You can really feel the positiveness around the church. Plus the sculptures, and the paintings, makes this cathedral, a masterpiece. A must visit place in Fortkochi.
  • Quiet and solemn environment. This is a place of worship, yet tourists are allowed to visit without disrupting worship mass
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