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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 95953 45925
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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin, one of the oldest Christian / Catholic Churches in India, which is owned and administered by the Diocese of Cochin, open to all, when no religious and liturgical services are in progress. Most welcome to all, who love history and Gothic Architectural attractions in the City of Cochin, Kerala.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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"old church"
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"pope paul"
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"beautiful paintings"
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"gothic style"
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"nice church"
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"worth a visit"
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"fort cochin"
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"must visit place"
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"portuguese"
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"mass"
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"architecture"
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"india"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church was beautiful! We came while there was a wedding going on, so we stood in the back and watched! If you like to see historical churches, this is a good one to go to.

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful and incredibly impressive cathedral, just a short walk away from the sea front / Chinese fishing nets. We came on a Saturday and the cathedral was open for anyone to walk around and admire the inside. We weren't here for long...More

Thank Heather A
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The church looks good but as we visited here on Sunday, we could not go inside as its closed on Sundays. The Church is well maintained from outside and is old. Its situated on the main road and parking place is very limited.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a 500+ year old church. A very basic church which was also the first place where Vasco ga gama was laid to rest and then relocated.More

Thank megha n
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. A beautifully maintained cathedral which is a delight to see. Cover your shoulders when inside and admire the decoration.More

1  Thank 509christine
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most visited historic and heritage site in Fort Kochi is the Santa Cruz Basilica.The architecture is Gothic and is a marvel. The sculptures and the paintings are impressive.More

Thank Donald D
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very quaint and pretty! I loved the quaint architecture of the basilica. It looks lovelier in real life than the pictures.More

Thank kl20184
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice looking Church in old Kochi. Our problems wast that we couldn't get inside. Nice Church anyway.More

Thank 32Morten
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a few times in February as this place is so beautiful! We spoke to the Father and he agreed to bless our marriage vows so we had a lovely small blessing on Valentine’s Day. The place has such a beautiful feeling around it.More

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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most certainly, it must be a nice spot from the pictures we have seen. However, there are too many restrictions on visiting days and times and you may not be able to get in and see the church. From the outside it's very nice.More

Thank Thomas T
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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micky1234567890
23 November 2017|
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Response from FrFMJF | Property representative |
Dear micky1234...., The Christmas Midnight Mass, presided by the Bishop of Cochin begins at 11.45 pm on 24.12.2017. it is a combined mass both in English and in Malayalam with Latin singing. Id you come early enough to Santa... More
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ipsita s
1 October 2017|
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Dear ipsita s, Yes, photography is allowed in Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.
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