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“Intetesting but not mind-blowing!”

Church of Saint Francis
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The main interest of this place is as the original burial site of Vasco de Gama. Having been to his current resting place in Lisbon, this kind of completed the picture. The other point of interest is the punkas (fans) that kept the congregation cool and were operated from outside by people who clearly wouldn't have been welcome inside (so much for Christian charity!)

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

The visit to the Church of St. Francis was nice. It was the original burial site of Vasco De Gama before his remains were moved to Lisbon. His original burial spot can still be viewed.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Queen visited here some time ago. It is interesting to compare the diminishing congregation here in the Anglican persuasion with the thriving Catholic presence all over Kerala.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

An old church and not up to the same standard as the nearby Basillica.

However it is the original burial place of Vasco Da Gama and that is worth the trip alone.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Church of St.Francis is the oldest colonial structure in India. It was built as a Catholic structure by the Portuguese but was later converted into a Protestant church by the Dutch invaders. It has a Portuguese architectural style outside but with Dutch interiors. Dutch inscriptions can be still seen on the walls.

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