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Santa Cruz Basilica

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Address: Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin,...

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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Lovely..and with fresh paint

Less than five minutes from my GH, this was the first of four churches my friend,Sinan,and I visited on our bikes our first day. A very nicely crennelated outer chapel had the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Coban, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than five minutes from my GH, this was the first of four churches my friend,Sinan,and I visited on our bikes our first day. A very nicely crennelated outer chapel had the painter of blue ,himself meticulously sprucing up the white and the blue of this particularly nice outer chapel. The inner nave was excellent and well maintained,too.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The beautiful mural paintings were done by Fra Antonio Moscheni, an Italian Painter from Bergamo, Italy, from 1903 to 1905. God bless you abundantly, Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, St Patrick's, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful church with peace and tranquillity. Some of the murals on the ceiling are exquisite and with photographing.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your appreciation of our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica in Fort Cochin, one of the two oldest Churches in India, built by the Portuguese. The beautiful mural paintings were done by Fra Antonio Moscheni, and Italian Painter from Bergamo, Italy, from 1903 to 1905. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though we are not catholics we do visit churches when we get a chance. Churches give us a peaceful and calming effect. However this one did not do so.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, 7 Gall Street, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church that's well worth a visit. I was lucky enough to see a wedding going on while I was there. Very easy to find and only a 10 minute walk from the main square.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation of our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, one of the two oldest Christian Churches in India, built by the Portuguese. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie 9725, New Zealand. More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful church that’s all i can say. Very well located in fort Kochi so getting to it is easy. it’s about 10 mins walk from the Chinese fishing nets and there are lots of good eateries just across the street.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the words of appreciation about our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, built by the Portuguese, one of the two oldest churches in India. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand. More 

Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely maintained structure it is. Fortunately we visited it at prayer time. So nicely decorated.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the words of appreciation about our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, built by the Portuguese, one of the two oldest churches in India. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very beautifully made basilica located in Kochi with a lot of history attached to it..gives a very calming feel once you enter the basilica

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the appreciation of the ancient Santa Cruz cathedral Basilica in Fort Cochin. May God bless you abundantly. Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie, 7925, New Zealand. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently I and my wife visited Santa Cruz Basilica, which is located near Fort Kochi. It was awesome to see one of the oldest churches in India. Lovely architecture and the place was very well kept. The church is well worth a visit and is beautifully decorated.

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FrFMJF, Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Former Rector at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the commend you published. What you said is true that Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the two oldest Churches in India. Most welcome again with your friends. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie, NZ. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was originally built by the Portuguese in India and was given the status of a basilica by the Pope in 1984.This is certainly one of the finest Churches in India and a must-visit place,if you are in Kochi.

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the appreciation of our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large and ancient Church.. nice place to sit and pray for sometime. Lot of tourists visiting the church..

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FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the appreciation of our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. May God bless you abundantly. Fr Francis MJ Fernandez, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand. More 

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