Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Fort Kochi

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Experience the grandeur of the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a historical treasure built during the 1500s and one of the eight Basilicas in India. Located in Fort Kochi, Kerala, this stunning Roman Catholic church with its gothic style architecture and Portuguese interiors is a testament to the city's rich religious heritage. Adorned with frescoes, canvas paintings, and beautiful stained glass wi ...

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What is the history and significance of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica in Fort Kochi?
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica in Fort Kochi is a historical treasure built originally by the Portuguese in 1505. It is one of the eight basilicas in India, known for its bright exteriors and pastel-colored interiors. The basilica showcases Gothic architecture with awe-inspiring arches, a majestic altar, and unique grandeur, featuring seven large canvas paintings, fresco-decorated columns, and stained glass windows. The ceilings are adorned with paintings depicting scenes from the Via Crucis of Christ, making it a must-visit destination in Fort Kochi for its rich historical and architectural significance.