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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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Go and check out the Chinese fishing nets

At the Vasco da Gama Square in Kochi, you will find synagogues, mosques, churches and temples side by side. This place has a fascinating history. The historic Chinese fishing nets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Its yet another Church to visit...Nothing very different, apart from the Vasco Da Gama facts present here..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

At the Vasco da Gama Square in Kochi, you will find synagogues, mosques, churches and temples side by side. This place has a fascinating history. The historic Chinese fishing nets are a sight to behold

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SF, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Vasco De Gama is a large square surrounded by historical sites as well as the Chinese fishing nets and restaurants / shops galore. Not worth a special visit but if you are in Fort Kochi than have a stroll around and take it all in.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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53 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

the place has a church, where there said to be a tomb for vasco da gama... apart from that you have a beach and chinese fishing nets. distant from the city, but can be visited for relaxing on the beach and to take pictures.

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Sohar, Oman
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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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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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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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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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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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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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