Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

The oldest European church in India, Church of Saint Francis was built in the 16th century and quietly witnessed the struggle of various colonial powers that once ruled this area. View the quaint structure, enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, and see where the body of Vasco da Gama was entombed before being moved to Lisbon. To visit Church of Saint Francis on your trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning tool.
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  • It has a history...that's why it's different. Otherwise, many good churches in Kerala n kochi itself.  more »
  • Vasco de Gama originally buried here, this church although very untidy outside and in need of repair , it gives you a peaceful feeling , well attended by the locals ,  more »

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