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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
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

On December 11, 2017 or February 26, 2018, enjoy a special shore excursion when your cruise docks in Cochin. Spend your time cruising the backwaters of ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.00
Kochi Private Tour: 3-Hour Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour, Kochi, Ports of Call 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
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Performance, Kochi, Private Sightseeing 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
Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi, Kochi, Cultural Tours
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Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi

This 8-hour city tour of Kochi (Cochin) introduces you to some of its most popular attractions. Once known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea,' Kochi is a ...  Read more

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

From USD $45.00

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