St Francis Church

St Francis Church

 

St Francis Church is one of the oldest European churches in Kerala. The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama arrived in 1498 and in 1503 Alphonso Albuquerque built a fort while five Friars built a wooden church here and in 1516 the Fransiscans built the present building. Vasco da Gama’s remains were buried here but were later taken back to Portugal, but the tomb here still stands.

 

 

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