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Vasco da Gama Square

Kochi (Cochin), India
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Ahmedabad, India
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204 reviews 204 reviews
116 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Not worth the distance.... It has lot of historical importance.... But what the fun in seeing a tomb for a layman. There is a nice beach near it...

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Sohar, Oman
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Vasco da Gama Square, a spacious square in Fort Kochi area, brimming with historical anecdotes, is a popular tourist attraction. From the Square one can access the beach, watch the Chinese fishing nets, savor the food from street food stalls and also buy souvenirs from some local vendors selling handicraft and spices. An ideal place to have a drink of... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went here on 30th March 2014.. It was the place where Vasco da Gama was buried.. Peaceful church.. Maintained well... Also a place to b visited

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

There is not much to the place apart from the historical significance that Vasco da Gama once found himself living at this square which is now a crowded place filled with vendors and people visiting the church in name of vasco and apart from that the only thing that you could do around here is watching the Chinese fishing net... More

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Searcy, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I found the Vasco da Gama Square very appealing. It seemed to have a carnival atmosphere, a historic atmosphere and lots of street shops. Here we watched the Chinese Fishing Net Fisherman pull up their fishing net in hopes of catching some fish. We could walk along the beach and look out across the Arabian Sea at the occasional boat... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It is a big square which consist of a beach, several chinese fishing nets, street food stalls and some local vendors selling handicraft and spices. We went there on a Sunday evening and that may be the reason of it being overcrowded. Also the place is not well maintained and can safely call it as unclean, which is very unlikely... More

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Siliguri, India
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

An ideal place to watch fishermen use huge cantilevered fishing net, the Chinese fishing nets is the Vasco da Gama square, a narrow esplanade along the beach in Kochi is a place of tourist attraction.The square, which has numerous stalls serving fresh delicious seafood, tender coconut . A most suitable place to enjoy a nice and relaxed day .

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Singapore, Singapore
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69 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

They say this is where Vasco da Gama had his house when he ended up in Kochi. Personally, I do not know why vasco da gama would choose to stay here but he ain't here no longer to ask him

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Lisbon, Portugal
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is the ideal place to watch fishermen use the Chinese fishing nets and where you can enjoy delicious seafood. It you are thirsty, drink the tender coconut water... and then eat the inside with a 'spoon' the vendor will make on the green coconut shell.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Buy spices from the shop just in the square. Love and peaceful surrounded by old buildings in Eclectic colors.. Try the coffee shops or even restaurants for local food.

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