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  • Address: Bastion Street, Fort Cochin, India

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Santa Cruz Basilica Tours

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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Kochi Heritage Walking Tour, Kochi, null
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Kochi Heritage Walking 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 $75.00
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour, Kochi, Half-day Tours
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Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour

Book this Kochi City tour that takes 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
Mein Schiff 5 Special Kochi Shore Excursion: Backwater Houseboat Tour and Fort Kochi, Kochi, ... 
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Mein Schiff 5 Special Kochi Shore Excursion: Backwater Houseboat Tour and Fort Kochi

Enjoy a special shore excursion when your cruise docks in Cochin. Spend your time cruising the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha. Discover the ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Kerala Hill Stations Tour, Kochi, Ports of Call Tours
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Kerala Hill Stations Tour

In this 5 day trip of South India you can enjoy Cochin, visit Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Hill Palace, St.Francis Church. on the 2nd day we will take you to ...  Read more

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

From USD $445.00
Full-Day Private Guided Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour with Hotel Pickup, Kochi, Multi-day Tours
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Full-Day Private Guided Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Discover the highlights of Kochi in a local way on this full-day, private tour. Ride a tuk tuk through Kochi streets and learn about Kochi's rich history from ...  Read more

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

From USD $19.00
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance, Kochi, Tuk Tuk 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
Backwaters of Kerala, Kochi, Cultural Tours
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Backwaters of Kerala

This 4 day trip of Kerala you can enjoy 1 Night stay in Cochin, Kumarakom and 1 Night in Alleppey Houseboat.

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

From USD $441.00
Splendour of Backwaters, Kochi, Multi-day Tours
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Splendour of Backwaters

This 4 day trip Splendour of Backwaters provide 1 Night stay in Cochin, 1 Night stay in Kumarakom and 1 stay Night Houseboat in Alleppey. Enjoy half day ...  Read more

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

From USD $647.00
Serene Kerala, Kochi, Multi-day Tours
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Serene Kerala

In this 6 day tour enjoy 1 Night Stay in Cochin, 2 Nights Stay in Munnar, 1 Night Stay in Thekkady, 1 Night Stay in Alleppey. Enjoy visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $1,010.00
Alappuzha Beach Tour, Kochi, Multi-day Tours
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Alappuzha Beach Tour

Enjoy 6 days Alappuzha Beach Tour, India with 1 Night Stay in Cochin, 1 Night Stay in Alleppey Houseboat and 3 Nights Stay in Kovalam. Half day ...  Read more

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

From USD $664.00

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