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Address: Kochi (Cochin), India
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OK for a stroll

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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SF, California
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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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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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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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55 helpful votes 55 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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