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San Thome Church, Chennai (Madras)

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Visit an important place of Christian pilgrimage in India at San Thome Church. Built by the Portuguese over the tomb of St. Thomas, an apostle who preached in India between 52 and 72 CE, the basilica was reconstructed in its current form by the British in 1893. Bearing an imposing Neo-Gothic architectural design and white coloration, the basilica attracts visitors of faith and casual tourists with its historical importance, atmosphere of reverence, and striking appearance. Stop by the attached museum to learn more about the story of St. Thomas and Christianity in India. Use our Chennai (Madras) tourist route planner to visit San Thome Church on your trip to Chennai (Madras), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The thought that one of the Apostles is here to make alive what he didn't believe possible, says a lot about how faith can change lives. This is one of the three Holy places in the world, built on the remains of one of the twelve, similarly to San Pietro in Rome and Santiago de Compostela. I mean, it's in India, but it is also our history. Not to be missed! Small note: the place is just a few steps from the sea, which destroyed everything around them during the Tsunami of 2004, but leaving intact the Church. ...
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  • Santhome church is one of the famous church in Chennai and is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal. Church is very big and adjacent open area and it is on the beach road in Mylapore. Near by church m...  read more »
  • Hotel was insistent that I visit this, but coming from Europe, beyond the novelty of it being a large Catholic church in the middle of a big Indian city, it didn't hold my interest for long. 
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