Church of Saint Francis, Kochi (Cochin)

The oldest European church in India, Church of Saint Francis was built in the 16th century and quietly witnessed the struggle of various colonial powers that once ruled this area. View the quaint structure, enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, and see where the body of Vasco da Gama was entombed before being moved to Lisbon. To visit Church of Saint Francis on your trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning tool .
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  • Was closed when I visited. Popular since it is the first burial place of Vasco de Gama prior to shifting his remains to Lisbon in Portugal  more »
  • I have been here many times. Its the oldest european church in India and where Vasco da gama was buried before his remains were taken to lisbon.  more »
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