Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala - 682001 Phone: 0484-2215799


This is the oldest church in India, built by the Portuguese in 1505. It happens to be one of the eight Basilicas in India and is considered to be a heritage site of Kerala. This church apart from being a place of worship, is truly a work of art. The interiors are Gothic-styled and the main altar has the brush-strokes of Antonio Moscheni, a famous Italian painter. In 1558, Pope John Paul IV endowed the  Santa Cruz Basilica in Kochi with the status of a Cathedral.

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