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“When east meets west”

Church of Saint Francis
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Vasco Da Gama's original burial is in this amazing church. The body was latter repatriated to his native portugal, but the tumbstone is still there. Anyone who has an admiration for sea travel and discovery, must visit this important sight for one of history's most important explorers.

Thank MiguelezArmando
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

As this is the original burial place of Vasco de Gama, the sight is important in the history of exploration.

The church itself is a bit tatty inside - but its history alone means that it is worth a quick look if you have the time

Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

I am blessed that i got to see the church of St Francis in Fort Cochin. As an history teacher the first important person in world history i taught was Vasco da Gama and here i was standing in front his tomb i had goose bumps. Lot needs to be done surrounding this area, who cares i was mesmerized by the sight and sound of this church and the peace it reflected.The walls were made of tomb stone which is eerie.I would not have missed it for any thing and plan to go back again.

Thank Shikha1958
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Constructed in the early 16th century and still standing and used for regular services. Visiting on a Sunday will make it difficult to see the interior of the church, but of course no issues in walking around the exterior. Visiting in the morning can also be tricky for photographs as the sun is not in the best position.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Looks a lot better from the outside. Dim and eerie on the inside. It is fascinating to see that the original walls are made of tomb stones. Some of the questions that come to your mind are: Why tombstones? Couldn't they find normal stones? Doesn't removing a tombstone amount to desecration of a burial place? There was no one to answer these questions, as it usually happens in our museums.

Not a bad place to visit if you have some time. Nothing to fret over if you miss it.

Thank Srikanth H
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