Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

The oldest European church in India, Church of Saint Francis was built in the 16th century and quietly witnessed the struggle of various colonial powers that once ruled this area. View the quaint structure, enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, and see where the body of Vasco da Gama was entombed before being moved to Lisbon. To visit Church of Saint Francis on your trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning tool .
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  • Its and old church with old kind of sweeping hand pulled fan. Most important attraction was the first grave of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese navigator, who arrived cochin in 1502 where he died and was f...  more »
  • This is understood to be the first Christian Church in India. It was built as a Catholic Church for the Portuguese by the local maharaja. Later the Dutch changed it to a protestant church. The Portugu...  more »
  • The Church of Saint Francis in Cochin, date from the XVI century, major monument of Cochin. Known have had within itself the tomb of Vasco da Gama (1526), he rested 16 year before be brought back to the Portugal. It is the oldest European Church in the India
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