Santa Cruz Basilica Church
The historic Roman Catholic Church near the St.Francis Church was built by the Portuguese. It was elevated to a Cathedral by Pope Paul IV in 1558.The Church was demolished by the British in 1795, when they captured Cochin. In 1887, a new building was constructed on the same site and was proclaimed a Basilica in 1984 by Pope John Paul II .The church has a rich collection of beautiful paintings.
This 16th century building is one of the earliest residences built in Fort Cochin and is said to be the house of Vasco da Gama.The typical European glass pane windows and balcony cum verandas of the building are noteworthy.
Vasco home stay is a unique heritage home stay facility with bed and breakfast, in the heart of Fort Cochin. The Vasco House is more than 500 years old and is believed to have been the residence of the famous explorer, Vasco da Gama until his death in 1524.
The picturesque heritage village of Fort Cochin was discovered by the Portuguese explorer. The Portuguese, Dutch and the British have etched their presence on this land. You can see the same in the architecture, cuisine and the lifestyle of this part of the city.
The rooms of Vasco house are large, with high wooden ceiling and large windows opening towards the historic St Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was buried. Two spacious rooms are meant for the guests. Both rooms have 2 double bed and single bed. We provide mosquito net, running hot and cold water, cable TV and for all there services that you can avail from the travel desk below.
This large wooden gate was built in 1740.It faces the parade ground and is adorned with the monogram (VOC) of the Dutch East India Company.