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Santa Cruz Basilica

Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
09-59-53-45925
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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica was built by the Portuguese in Fort Cochin, one of the oldest Christian / Catholic Churches in India, which is owned and administered by the Diocese of Cochin, open to all, when no religious and liturgical services are in progress. Most welcome to all, who love history and Gothic Architectural attractions in the City of Cochin, Kerala.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place and worthwhile visiting when you are in Fort Kochi area. However, no reason to come there from far away, for the Basilica onlyMore

Thank Dirk R
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Waste of time to visit here. Just a simple church to pray. No guide to explain the history. Not well maintained , in poor conditionMore

Thank TAHER A
FrFMJF, FR FRNCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among the top 10 places in Kochi, it's a nice Cathedral. Got the chance to visit a place built some 5 centuries ago. The historical look, the beautiful architecture, the paintings around, the peaceful environment, all makes you have a great experience. Over all a...More

Thank AnkitJ_rpr
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was in interesting visit to the Santa Cruz Basilica. We have been to dozens of cathedrals in Europe and found this one to be very nice considering it was built by the Portugese over 500 years ago when they settled on the island. The...More

Thank 2marcopolos
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FOR MER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Greetings. I had the chance to visit this cathedral basilica. Although I was aware that this is an ancient cathedral I did not know that it hosts the Relic of The Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ for a long time. This is at...More

Thank AjishMundackal
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This church is one of the eight Basilicas in India and is almost 500 years old. It is situated close to the St. Francis Church. This heritage building is also one of the finest cathedrals in India. Its beautiful structure and the interiors are done...More

Thank Divs_Kataria
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

The church sits in a beautiful place. A huge structure with beautiful pillars, paintings, and architecture. It has the essence of a church as in the olden times. The unique feature of the church is you see the way of the cross painted on the...More

Thank GreenCarpet11
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Great historical place to visit. Monumental legacy of dynamic history of the region and the city. Beautiful on the inside and outside.More

Thank Wojciech Z
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I believe this basilica was better than the 'Church of St. Francis' although not as old. Visitors are allowed in, so just go around until you find the entrance.More

Thank John E
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

1000's of icons and pictures adorn the Basilica. No visits allowed during mass times. Extraordinary array of statues, statuettes, paintings and pictures hang from the ceilings and cover the wallsMore

Thank spenceley2015
FrFMJF, FR FRANCIS MJ FERNANDEZ, FORMER RECTOR at Santa Cruz Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you very much for visiting our ancient Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Cochin, built by the Portuguese. The Church that you visited is the second Cathedral by the Portuguese, after the first one was used by the Dutch as depot for ammunitions and later...More

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