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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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  • Surely its one of the ICONic places for Chennai. Tomb of St.Thomas. Catholic Church located very near to Marina Beach, Good Ambience, Historic Places, of course international attraction. A must visit ...  more »
  • The Gothic design of this Cathedral is an architecture landmark in Chennai, but the real attraction lies BEHIND the main church where the relics of St. Thomas is reportedly interned in a tomb that is ...  more »
  • Historic Church over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Beautiful architecture.  more »