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Attractions to explore nearby Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Santa Cruz Cathedral BasilicaSanta Cruz Rd, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

The 500 year old Basilica that hosts the relic of The Holy Cross of Jesus Christ.

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Kerala Kathakali Centre0.09 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Traditional arts center presenting masked Kathakali dance shows classical musical nights & martial arts. They have daily Kathakali shows in the evening, the show takes around two hours. The show is usually followed by differnt kinds of art form presentations in alternating days.

St Francis CSI Church0.26 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

The 500 year old Church which was the burial place of Vasco da Gama, the first European to enter India.

Kochi Biennale Foundation0.39 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Every second year, Cochin welcomes Biennale- promoting art, culture and education activities created and curated by artists from different parts of the world.

Fort Kochi Beach0.59 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Popular beach surrounded by historical and cultural monuments of Cochin. Used to be hub of colonial powers during 14th and 15th centuaries.

Jain Temple1.33 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Built in 1960, the temple is inspired by the Jain temples of Gujarat and is beautifully tiled with white marbles & other carved structures. Every afternoon, the temple runs a show with thousands of pigeons that live in the premises.

Mattancherry Palace1.95 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

The palace built by the Portuguese, renovated by the Dutch and now housing an archeological museum

Jewish Synagogue1.99 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

The 16th century synagogue built under the protection of Cochin King.

Vallarpadam Basilica2.89 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Vallarpadam Basilica (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam) is a major Christian pilgrim center of India. Around one million people visit the Basilica every year, it is the most important Marian Shrine in India. The picture of Mary and Infant Jesus at the top of the main altar was brought by Portuguese merchants under the leadership of Vasco Da Gama in 1524. The two towers has viewing decks that is open to visitors as well.

Marine Drive3.92 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Major hangout place in Kochi . Popular site for shopping, urban walk and street food.

Broadway Market4.12 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

One of the oldest shopping streets in Kochi. The market sells anything from jewelerries, clothes, vegetables, household items, and most other things you can imagine. The street is a car free pedestrian road, characterized by narrow roads lined with shops. There are more than a thousand shops in broadway, all in a two kilometer radius.

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary4.20 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Nesting ground for migratory birds and supports many types of mangroves. Located in the center of Kochi city, it houses a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.

Kumbalanghi Village8.95 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

A quiet island village known for rural tourism activities. You can see Chinese fishing nets, explore its mangrove forests, and take boat trips along the surrounding backwaters.

St. George's Forane Church9.31 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

Asia's largest shrine of Saint George. Locally known as Edappally church.

Kadamakkudy Islands9.85 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

LuLu Mall9.95 KMs away from Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

One of the largest shopping malls in India. With a daily footprint of about 80,000 people, it is one of the most visited places in Kerala.