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Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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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...more
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Parade & KB Jacob Road | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This church is in Fort Kochi and is very close to the St.Francis Church. I was informed that this was the second Church built by the Portuguese in Kochi in 15th century. The front yard of church has a " Dhawaja Stambham" (huge pole) like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SundarRam54
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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

This place is a must visit for travelers in Kochi. Its near to the Fort Nagar area and the jetty just beside the road to MG Beach.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AveekB8
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral 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 2 weeks ago

Maintained in pristine conditions this shrine of faith is a must visit. The clean environs and friendly guides with good social skills makes one travel back in timeMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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

Very clean and well maintained place. Gives a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Visiting hours is 9am - 1pm and 2:30pm - 5:30 pm (Monday - Saturday) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (Sunday)More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ajith_Setty
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral 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 6 November 2018

Tall ceilings, beautiful interior decorations, clean grounds. A nice place to stop at, regardless of faith.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TA10001
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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 27 October 2018

The ambiance is so good, it is a great place to reflect, pray and relax. does not matter if you are not a christian, but it brings out prayers on your lipsMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 via mobile

The church is very old and is maintained well. One of the eight basilicas in Kerala. Located in Fort Kochi, this attracts lot of local and foreign touristsMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

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 October 2018

When you visit a church pr a place of worship, you not only look at the way its built but also the way it makes you feel when you're inside, and for me this church was the most beautiful one i ever visited, pl do...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sarosh I
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 via mobile

This is a Roman Catholic Church and so is decorated differently to the protestant churches in the area. There are lots of pictures and icons as you'd expect. Check out the pictures on the ceiling.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles_and_Susan
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

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 14 October 2018

This is an attractive church and it's easy to think about the diverse influences in the history of Fort Kochi,More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elaine S
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

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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Ajith2
25 October 2018|
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Response from FrFMJF | Property representative |
You need permission from the Rector of the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.
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micky1234567890
23 November 2017|
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Dear micky1234...., The Christmas Midnight Mass, presided by the Bishop of Cochin begins at 11.45 pm on 24.12.2017. it is a combined mass both in English and in Malayalam with Latin singing. Id you come early enough to Santa... More
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ipsita s
1 October 2017|
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Dear ipsita s, Yes, photography is allowed in Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.
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