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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  • 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.
  • Beautiful church near to the beach. I visited this church during my solo trip in Kerala on the time of Christmas carnival which is the best time to visit the churches. It was fully decorated with lights and people were singing Christmas carols. I attended the mass. The best part was they were reciting in English so you can understand everything. It's very majestic and carries archeological importance. You can just walk around the streets and find it on the main junction.
  • One of the best churches around in Kochi. It is one of the most historic churches in the area. The ambience inside this church cannot be described in words. I recommend 100% to everyone to visit this church and have the positive feel of being somewhere else.
  • Santa Cruz is a very popular landmark and a tourist attraction in Fort Kochi. The aesthetics are very good. There is a lot of art inside like paintings on the ceilings and statues. Spacious parking on the outdoors along with ample of space for walking around.
  • awesome architectural construction in the middle of kochi. superb place to visit it will be crowded in wedding days and sunday. short walk from jetty don't miss it
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