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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  • August 17, 2017
    One of the oldest Catholic churches in Chennai. This church is named after St. Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, who died in Madras (as it was known before it was renamed as Chennai). in t...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Good place to spend the weekend, especially the mornings. People of different age groups come to the beach in the early mornings. Car free Sundays is a good idea. Many come and play, jag, have lot of ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful gothic architecture and it s situated in santhome high road, mylapore chennai.(beach road) it was built during 16 the century by Portuguese explorers. Monday to Saturday Session Title 05.45 ...  more »

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