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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  • We visited the Church on 20th Feb 2020. The church is having historical importance, as Vasco-da-Gama was initially buried inside the Church, before his body was shifted to Portugal by his son. The...  more »
  • I am so sorry that for me it is an ordinary church and I could not feel any history and ambiance. You can pop in because it is on your way.  more »

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