This is the first catholic church built in Fort Cochin by the Portugese, after Vasco De Gama arrived here in 1492. Over the years the church has undergone some renovations. There and some old inscriptions on the walls that have not been restored. A lot of old history to explore
This church is interesting as it was the first place where Vasco da Gama was buried when he died. After, his remains were sent to Lisbon, but the gravestone stayed in the church in Kochi. It is an easy church to visit as located very closed to the Chinese nets (walking distance).
There are lots of churches in Kerala but the Church of Saint Francis is one of the most historic, being built in the time that Vasco Da Gama lived there. Apart from its history there is not much of significance about St Francis's.