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St Francis Church, Kochi: 11 reviews and 24 photos

  St. Francis church
by cadzand

Beautifully located along the sea, facing the famous fishing nets, St. Francis' Church is the oldest existing European church in India built in the early 16th century by the Franciscans.

Here was the burial of Vasco da Gama in 1526, a temporary resting place, as his son took away the mortal remains of his father back to Portugal. The church began life as a wooden structure in 1503.

Along the pathway to the church you'll find loads of stalls with local craft and artworks as there are peacok feather fans (!!! you may not export them), beautifully handmade postcards, normal postcards with nice local views, casual dress, statues, local jewelry, etc. etc.

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2005
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