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Santa Cruz Basilica

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, 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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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical place to visit. Monumental legacy of dynamic history of the region and the city. Beautiful on the inside and outside.More

Thank Wojciech Z
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz 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

Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this basilica was better than the 'Church of St. Francis' although not as old. Visitors are allowed in, so just go around until you find the entrance.More

Thank John E
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1000's of icons and pictures adorn the Basilica. No visits allowed during mass times. Extraordinary array of statues, statuettes, paintings and pictures hang from the ceilings and cover the wallsMore

Thank spenceley2015
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Basilica Church is a very beautiful church with a big open space around. It's a very peaceful church with beautiful ambiance. You are allowed to click photos & you should visit the church for a peaceful & beautiful surroundings.More

Thank dhimple
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz 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

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great place to see. Near to the sea . many places near to see. Must watch location . Near to mattanchery .More

Thank Jaisankar R
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz 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

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Is an ancient church that is very well maintained. Located in Fort Kochi amongst other churches. Has local transport accessibility which is very frequent and good. by means of bus/ferry/taxi/auto. The paintings on the ceiling are very beautiful and noticeable.More

Thank Sheebarani
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz 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

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We visited 3 churches during a shore excursion off our cruise ship. All 3 were exraordinary in their own way with religious relics in abundance. The interiors were not unusal for churches but were magnificent, one having a colonial facade. Whilst photographing the Cathederal a...More

Thank Arnoldmick
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

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

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Visited by taxi as on a tour of fort Kochi and mattancharry. Went on a weekday afternoon . It was very pleasant surrounding and pleasing to the eye from outside. But going inside just blew me away at beautiful paintings and sculpture of Jesus ....More

Thank sdk11_13
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

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

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful building, inside the paintings on the walls are also nice. It is very peaceful just sitting inside.More

Thank stephm84
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Beautiful place, a haven in a busy town. It is a beautiful building, both inside and out and very well maintained.More

Thank alantineke
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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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