Santa Cruz Basilica

Santa Cruz Basilica

  • Kochi
  • Kerala
  • India
Amont Things to Do in Kochi
  • Established 1558
  • Time Required 1-2 hrs
  • Mass Timings Wednesday - 6 00 PM and Sunday- 5 30 PM
  • Timings 9 00 AM - 1 00 PM and 3 00 PM - 5 00 PM

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Santa Cruz Basilica, Kochi Overview

City: Kochi State: Kerala Location: South India Year of Construction: 1558 AD Type of Construction: Medieval Type of Building: Church Religion: Christianity Accomodation: Accomodations are easily available in the hotels and lodges in Cochin. Accesibility: Cochin is very well connected to the major Indian cities by air, rail and road. The Santa Cruz Basilica is a historic church that was built by the Portuguese.


The church was elevated to a cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558 AD. In 1795 AD, it fell into the hands of the British when they took over Cochin and was demolished. About a hundred years later, Bishop Dom Gomez Ferreira commissioned a new building at the same site in 1887 AD. The church was proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II.

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