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“Good place! peace of mind...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Basilica
Parade & KB Jacob Rds, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Surat, India
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“Good place! peace of mind...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

A great church with old interiors, maintained well. worth watching once if u go 2 kochi!!!!.......................

Visited March 2013
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“good but need repairs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I like this church very because of its interion. the people who lokk after the church should maitnain it properly

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful Basilica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Built by the Portuguese Santa Cruz Basilica recently celebrated its 500th anniversary. It is one of only eight basilicas in India. It has a Gothic facade and soaring spires and is a very pretty building from the outside. The inside is ornate and huge - and very colorful with beautiful stained glass windows, arches, and charming confessional boxes. On the very high ceiling are panels painted with biblical scenes.

There are so many details and colors inside that some consider it gaudy while others consider it beautiful.

The first church was built on May 3, 1505. The cathedral was erected on Feb. 1, 1558. In 1795 the British took over Kochi and demolished the church. The current cathedral was built in 1887 and blessed on Nov. 19, 1902. On Aug. 23, 1984 it was declared a Basilica by Pope John Paul II.

Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Visitors are not allowed in during masses, although you are welcome to attend a mass.

Sunday:
Holy Mass 5:30 a.m., 6:45 a.m.
Malayalam Children's Mass 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m.
English Mass 5:30 p.m.

Weekedays:
Holy Mass 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m.
Malayalam Mass 6:00 p.m.

Visited April 2012
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“Historical ...Serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The church is good. I wish the church authorities make use of such a vast area available to them and plant grass n seasonal flowers. That will really brighted the area around cathedral and very welcome. I guess they have no shortage of volunteers or funds.

Visited February 2013
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“The Catolicism in India”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

It's amazing to see a catholic church - the Santa Cruz Basilica - and its beautiful interior in the middle of India! The outside is Gothic style. It goes without saying that it was originally built by the Portuguese (elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558 and proclaimed a Basilica by the Pope John Paul II in 1984). It's a must see destination, no doubt!

Visited April 2012
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