Parade Ground

Parade Ground is a four acre open space in the heart of Fort Kochi, bordered by Cochin Club, David Hall, VOC Gate and St Francis Church where Vasco de Gama was originally buried in 1524.

Historically, Parade Ground was used by the Portuguese to store their armaments, and by the Dutch and the British to conduct military drills and parades.

Today Parade Ground is considered as a public square, where ceremonial parades are conducted and locals gather to play football, cricket and other sports.

During the Biennale, Parade Ground and other public spaces in Fort Kochi and Ernakulum can potentially host outdoor installations and a variety of cultural events.

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