Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

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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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  • It started as a small church dedicated to St. Bartholomew. It was a wooden structure built by the five friars who accompanied Francisco de Albuquerque to Cochin in 1503. A. Sreedhara Menon, State... 
    It started as a small church dedicated to St. Bartholomew. It was a wooden structure built by the five friars who accompanied Francisco de Albuquerque to Cochin in 1503. A. Sreedhara Menon, State...  more »
  • The place is well maintained. Good for a one time visit. It holds a nice place in history. Better to combine with visit to fortkochi beach. Max one houre or 15 min to have a quick look 
    The place is well maintained. Good for a one time visit. It holds a nice place in history. Better to combine with visit to fortkochi beach. Max one houre or 15 min to have a quick look  more »
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  • This is Saint Francis Church of Kochi and it was built in 1503. It is one of the oldest European churches in India. Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body is said to be buried in this church.

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