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St Francis Church Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi, KL 682001
All days of the week
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

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The St. Francis Xavier's Church is the oldest church in India to have been built by the Europeans. The famous Portuguese trader Vasco da Gamais well known for reaching India from Europe by sea instead of by the usual overland route. The church is famous for being the initial burial place for Vasco Da Gama. The Church is actually a quite modest, unpretentious structure. Architecturally, this church is not very jazzy, but it stands as a landmark of history and church architecture of India. Later, many churches were built in India keeping the Saint Francis Xavier Church of Cochin in mind. 

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Supriya Sehgal
Supriya Sehgal
Where Vasco rested
Oct 30 2014
One of the first European churches of India, the Vasco Church was established in 1503. This landmark historic monument is possibly one of the oldest spectators of colonial incursion into southern coastal edge of the country. Get inside and look right ...... read more