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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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  • Its a good peaceful place to be in Chennai. one should must visit this church because of historical importance as it was built over the tomb Saint Thomas. located near to the beach. Its better to have...  more »
  • very creativity and its a amazing place and it was a good time spending in the church new people met with!!!!  more »
  • Is the Basilica for us Roman Catholics situated at Santhome High Road Chennai.It is very near to the Marina Beach. It is the church where the Bishop resides (Bishop House) the Bishop who heads all the...  more »