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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  • The colonial legacy is felt with all the plaques at the time reigning Portuguese, Dutch and English.
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  • Its a big church, a 15-20 min walk from the square, worth the visit. Its just beside the school, so gets crowded in the evening.  more »
  • Of course, we visited also the beautiful Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and were lucky enough to be almost alone. I liked the beautiful chapel also awarded.
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  • lovely visit to this place and the decorum of the church is amazing.. well maintained and etiquette.. superb decoration and lights inside the church. large grounds to walk around the basilica.. parking facility is also available. such a wonderful experience...!
  • The Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the eight Bacilicas in Kerala. This Church is heritage of Kerala and one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. Beautiful place to visit, calm and quite atmosphere, vibrant and mind blowing sculptures.
  • Quaint place with beautiful architecture. The colors truly come alive with light pouring in through the windows. You feel a sense of peace as you sit and gaze at the altar.
  • Really very nice place. Must visit place. Scupture and architecture in the church is really awesome. Decoration in Furniture, wall and ceiling is good
  • Beautiful church. this church is one of the finest and most impressive churches in India and visited by tourists the whole year round. It is a place of devotion as well as a center of historic significance, endowed with architectural and artistic grandeur and colours of the Gothic style.
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