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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  • Original burial place of Vasco da Gama. Fairly plain both inside and out but interesting history and some features wroth looking at, the altar was attractive, grounds not extensive.  more »
  • This church provides a peaceful vibe to all Forth Kochi. When you hear the singing emanating from the church on Sunday mornings, it is such a melodic and rich sound in amongst the mournful dirges the ...  more »
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