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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 2 weeks ago

The church is an old but it's maintain in good way. One we enter feel a holy atmosphere, on my first visit to fort Kochi I entered this basilica. Especially in fort Kochi they need to conduct more English mass , it's sould be help...More

Thank Jerin J
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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is one of the oldest in India and the architecture and carvings are awesome.Its well maintained..must visit...More

Thank deepa v
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 3 weeks ago

Santa cruz basilica is a must do activity in and around fort kochi. absolutely stunning construction made by portuguese legacy. Well maintained architecture and wonderful paintings on the ceiling...More

Thank alwin t
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 3 weeks ago

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is one of the most popular tourist spots in Kochi. The place is nicely maintained.More

Thank Sumitkumar_13
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 July 16, 2018 via mobile

One of the ancient and historical church in Kerala... Beautiful paintings on the ceilings.. Good maintenance.. Must visit place in Fort Kochi..More

Thank Ramanamurthy_NV
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 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 July 11, 2018

Portuguese made it , Italian painter Antonio painted it British renovated it and indian preserved it Great combinationMore

Thank Drnawneet
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 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 July 11, 2018

There is a notice here that tourists should stay away from prayer times. The church is an old, artistic building.More

Thank 28nrm
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 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 June 22, 2018

If you want to experience divinity and be peaceful, visit to this church is must. Very beautiful it looks too. It was white in colour in the past but recently it was recoloured as cream. Just go inside and sit for some hours to experience...More

Thank Nk502
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 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 June 13, 2018

The church is built by the Portuguese and known for its cultural significance. The church is currently under Diocese of Cochin.More

Thank ClementC311
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 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 April 22, 2018

Its a big church, a 15-20 min walk from the square, worth the visit. Its just beside the school, so gets crowded in the evening.More

Thank Smitha201710
FrFMJF, Public Relations Manager at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 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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micky1234567890
November 23, 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
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Dear ipsita s, Yes, photography is allowed in Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Cochin.
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