Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Kochi (Cochin)

4.3
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
661 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The church is very old and is maintained well. One of the eight basilicas in Kerala. Located in Fort Kochi, this attracts lot of local and foreign tourists  more »
  • When you visit a church pr a place of worship, you not only look at the way its built but also the way it makes you feel when you're inside, and for me this church was the most beautiful one i ever vi...  more »
  • This is a Roman Catholic Church and so is decorated differently to the protestant churches in the area. There are lots of pictures and icons as you'd expect. Check out the pictures on the ceiling.  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Plans to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica by other users

7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Kochi (Cochin) BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in South India BY A USER FROM ESTONIA January, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in South India BY A USER FROM ESTONIA January, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in South India BY A USER FROM ESTONIA February, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in South India BY A USER FROM ESTONIA February, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in South India BY A USER FROM ESTONIA February, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans