I visited the church during Christmas festival and attended the mass. It was decorated beatifully. Must see.
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The early Portugese explorers including the famous Vasco de Gama, settled in Kochi and erected a beautiful church. It symbolizes the foundation of their permanent settlement which lasted for about a hundred years till Indian Independance in 1947. This church is still in very good...More
The Influence of the Dutch people to be seen in this church! Not to be missed! From there you can do nice strolls into Old Kochi!
Beautiful old fans used to keep the congregation cool by the punkawallahs of old. Tiles imported from London and an upside down keel roof made by ship builders. Vasco da Gama was buried here until his son made the trip over to collect his remains...More
St.Francis Church, in Fort Kochi originally built in 1503, is the oldest European Church in India. An institution that would be a witness to European colonial struggle in the area, the church began as a simple wooden structure in Fort Emmanuel that the Portuguese traders...More
Really well kept, peaceful and a historical church. Must see when visiting Fort Kochi.Established in 1503.
This church was among the oldest I visited, yet well maintained and had a peaceful time sitting there.