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  • Address: Bastion Street, Fort Cochin, India

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Santa Cruz Basilica

Fort Cochin’s glittering basilica is one of Kerala’s finest churches, studded with gilded detail in Romanesque Gothic style.

The original Santa Cruz Basilica was built by the Portuguese, initially as a church in 1505 before being designated a cathedral in 1558. It survived the onslaughts of the Dutch, who used it as an arms store, only to be demolished by the British in 1795. The new building was consecrated as a basilica in 1905.

If you take a look at the building’s southeastern corner, you can make out an original granite pillar from the original cathedral.

Other notable features include the whitewashed facade’s pair of spires, the pastel-hued interior’s highly decorated altar, the stained-glass windows and several classically inspired paintings.

Practical Info

Santa Cruz Basilica is on the eastern side of Children’s Park, a little south of Fort Cochin and a few streets southwest of St Francis Church.

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Discover Kochi Walking Half-Day Tour, Kochi, null
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Discover Kochi Walking Half-Day Tour

Book this half-day walking tour that gives you a glimpse into Kochi’s rich history and heritage, showcasing the mixed Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour, Kochi, Half-day Tours
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Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour

Book this Kochi City tours that take you to explore most of the popular attractions in Kochi including Dutch Palace, Jew Street, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance, Kochi, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance

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Immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating culture of Kochi on a private sightseeing tour. Explore the neighborhood of Fort Kochi, and learn about ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Kochi Private Tour: 3-Hour Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour, Kochi, Cultural Tours
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Kochi Private Tour: 3-Hour Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour

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Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour is a sightseeing tour in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Walk along the street and explore all the main attractions from ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.00
Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi, Kochi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi

This full-day city of Kochi tour explores some of the most popular attractions. Once known as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", Kochi is a melting pot of ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Kochi Bike Tour and Backwaters Cruise, Kochi, City Tours
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Kochi Bike Tour and Backwaters Cruise

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Ride a bike at a gentle pace as you breeze through rural Kochi with an experienced guide. Spend a full day taking in the sights from Fort Kochi to the Kerala ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $135.00

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