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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  • Close to Fort Kochi beach you need to visit 2 churches. Standing tall is this oldest European church called St. FRANCIS church.Vasco da Gama was initially buried here before his remains were taken to....  more »
  • This is very close from Fort Kochi. We went during non service hours so were able to take pictures. A little disappointed, the church was okay BUT not preserved well like many things in India  more »
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