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San Thome Church, Chennai (Madras)
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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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  • San Thome Church Chennai is one of the best church in Madras [Chennai]. Its THE TOMB OF ST,THOMAS which Pope John Paul had visited this church on 5th Feb 1986. there is Museum too with Pope John Paul ...  more »
  • The Church was founded on the grave of apostle Thomas (doubting Thomas). A relic (finger bones) is located in the crypt, where the grave is located. The Interior of the Cathedral is a beautiful colonial architecture. Worth a visit!
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  • San Thome Church is one of four churches around the world reputed to be the resting place of one of Christs disciples. It's a rather lovely white coated building which, internally, boasts an impressiv...  more »