St Francis Church, Kerala

St Francis Church

Location: Located at a distance of around 127 km from Eranakulam railway station, St. Francis Church has a great significance in the history of this place. It is a testament of European colonial struggle in India.

Description: Originally called as the Saint Antonio, it is one of the oldest churches of Kochi and was initially built with timber and after a few years it was reconstructed into a stone masonry. Restored in the year 1779 by the Protestant Dutch, and in 1795, the church was transformed to an Anglican church by the British. However, these days it is presided over by the Church of South India. The architecture of this temple is another attraction, as the roof is made up of timber frame along with tiles. Semi circular arched doors and windows surely add to its beauty. It is believed that it is the same place where Vasco da Gama was buried in the year 1524; however, after 14 years of his death his remains were taken to Lisbon in Portugal.

Activities: Its years old history and a great historical significance attached to it, surely makes it a place to be. People from near and far places come here to take the blessings of the almighty.

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