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Vasco da Gama Square

Kochi (Cochin), India
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New York City, New York
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is one of the spots in Fort Kochi a small island. It is easily accessible on foot. It has a small garden in front for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Did our first bartering with stall holders. We were probably fleeced but we felt pleased with ourselves. You could buy your fish or prawns and then take it to a nearby cafe and have them cook it for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

just buy fresh fish /prawns/lobsters and other seafood... and get it cooked in the 'you buy we cook' stalls. Just tell the owner not to use coconut oil...if u dont like it...the sunsets are awesome...dont miss it .

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