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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  • The oldest church in Kerala...built as a Catholic Church by the Portugese...now Anglican. Retains the site of the first resting place of Vasco de Gama. Still fitted with Punkahs..for ventilation. You ...  more »
  • This is one of the oldest church built by Europeans in India.Vasco da Gama was buried in the St Francis church.This was originally built by Franciscan friars and dedicated to St Anthony.This church is...  more »
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