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“way to explore the town”

Santa Cruz Basilica
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Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin, one of the oldest Christian / Catholic Churches in India, which is owned and administered by the Diocese of Cochin, open to all, when no religious and liturgical services are in progress. Most welcome to all, who love history and Gothic Architectural attractions in the City of Cochin, Kerala.
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

the way to explore this city would be on foot. once youhave soaked in the brilliant view of this church, walk down about 500m to st francis church,and then onto the beach front to enjoy the sunset. remember, this church opens only at 5 pm in the evening

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Its an imposing and beautiful fascade, but unfortunately it was closed when we went in the afternoon on Saturday. It was a pity, because as per the notice board, the Basilica is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and the guard couldn't offer an explanation as to why it was shut.

Thank Gayatri1011
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This historic church was built by the Portuguese and elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558. In 1795 it fell into the hands of the British when they took over Kochi, and was demolished. About a hundred years later Bishop Dom Gomez Ferreira commissioned a new building at the same site in 1887. The church was proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Stayed just down the street, walked past every day. Beautiful architecture. Also caught a school band practice while walking by one day, very cool.

Thank Tye W
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A beautiful old cathedral with ‘The Last Supper’ painted just above the alter and the Basillica has some interesting murals. One of the oldest church of India, a portugese structure and it really takes you back in time. It was not very maintained though and has strict timings of visit.

Thank monica j
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