Santa Cruz BasilicaCurrently Closed
- Address: Santa Cruz Rd, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4842215799
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The Roman Catholic Basilica of Santa Cruz is a colossal cathedral with a dominant Gothic presence in the form of a facade flanked by two huge towers.
At the top of the main altar is a striking painting of the ‘Last Supper’, modelled on the renowned work of Leonardo da Vinci. The stained glass windows and intricate wall carvings add to the charm and grandeur of the place. The church dates back to 1600 although it has gone through other renovations through the years. There are still active services at the church.
A colossal cathedral in the heart of Kochi, Santa Cruz Basilica inspires much awe. As you make a visit to this attraction, you will find there are no tickets for Santa Cruz Basilica, however, if you buy tickets for Santa Cruz Basilica tours with us, you get to understand the historical and religious value of this place better. Santa Cruz Basilica tickets are always in demand as a lot of people visit this attraction. Santa Cruz Ticket prices come along at discounted rates for you along with an added feature of easy access.
- Follow the rituals while entering this place.
- Entry is free.
- Nearest bus stop: Palli
- Dal Roti
- Malabar Junction
- East Indies
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64.02% of people who visit Kochi include Santa Cruz Basilica in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
40.26% of people start their Santa Cruz Basilica visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Santa Cruz Basilica
70.98% of people prefer walking in order to reach Santa Cruz Basilica
A very nice and calm place. Well located with lot of places within the vicinity and is in walking length from the beach. The place stays open in the afternoon and in evening only, so check before you go. And yes, it closes early by 12:30 I guess on Sundays. A very old place in Kochi, and a must visit during Christmas and Annual festival. Parking is not a challenge and neither is nearby options for food and catch up.
A Portuguese established gothic style cathedral of 1505 is one among the 8 Basilicas in Kerala. Also the first cathedral in Asia. Spared by the Dutch who destroyed every catholic building. It was converted it into an arms storehouse. The British who came in later demolished it and then 100 years later , in 1886 the present day Santa Cruz Basilica was built. The artistic dignity within the majestic edifice of this Latin Catholic Church is stunning. Participating in the celebration of the Holy Mass at Santa Cruz Basilica is an emotional and spiritual necessity of every local Christian. Entrance is free.
Nice structure, had to enjoy from outside. They have a noon break where they keep it closed, not usual in any churches. Had to visit once again to see the paintings and altar. Vehicles need to be parked outside in the road.
Beautiful church with old architecture Still maintaining its beauty The church is situated at a good location. A very peaceful atmosphere Both English and Malayalam service They used to have Latin mass. But not anymore
It's a European church, but much smaller in scale and grandeur. Having said that, there are very few churches in India that have a European feel. Worth a visit.