San Thome Church, Chennai (Madras)

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) road trip 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 church is beautiful outside and in, so stroll around it and admire. before going in to enjoy the beautiful stations of the cross around the walls and the bright and colourful ceiling. This church ...  more »
  • Though church is peaceful, the fact that it was built after demolishing the kapaleeshwarar temple which stood there is disturbing and unsettling . I The proof for it can be found in the official websi...  more »
  • Very old church. a must visit if you are a christian. near the beach neat dressing is appreciated. parking is available. vegetarian and non veg restaurants near the church.  more »

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