St. Francis Church

ST. FRANCIS CHURCH

ST. FRANCIS CHURCH

Built in 1503, by a group of Portuguese Franciscans friars this is India’s first European Church. The church was initially a wood and mud structure dedicated to St Bartholomew. Vasco da Gama was buried here in 1524. Although his remains were taken back to Lisbon 14 years later, his tombstone remains intact.  

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