The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry

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Take a trip to The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an elaborately decorated church built in the late 19th century that serves as a popular attraction for both tourists and Christians on pilgrimages. The Gothic architecture holds treasures like stained-glass windows depicting the life of Christ, and statues of the four evangelists. Look closely at these statues to read the inscriptions describing the evangelists' lives. When you enter, spot the carvings of Jesus and Mary at the front door, welcoming visitors. If you want to participate, join in one of the regular services. Plan your The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus visit and explore what else you can see and do in Pondicherry using our Pondicherry online journey planner .
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  • This cathedral is a stunning landmark of history which reflects the faith of the era . The entrance is imposing - the woodwork and the stained glass work in main prayer hall and shrine is very beautif...  more »
  • This church is more than 100 years old and is situated near the railway station at Pondicherry. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholi...  more »
  • Calm and open for everyone. Well maintained ancient structure which is a must visit while in Pondicherry.  more »
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  • This church is situated nearby to Pondicherry station. The church was very designed. Once you enter this church you can see how beautifully it was designed and build. Very beautiful architecture. Also they have kept various types of Birds. Next to church but in cage. For visitors attractions. Loved the overall architecture and design of the church.
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Tamil: தூய இருதய ஆண்டவர் பசிலிக்கா), situated on the south boulevard of Pondicherry in Puducherry, India, is an oriental specimen of Gothic architecture. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church.[1] In recent years it has become one of the famous pilgrimage spots for Christians.
  • Its at good. Location, with very ancient and attractive infra, couldn't go away without having a look at it. It felt good visiting there
  • 1st Basilica in Pondicherry 6th in Tamil Nadu 50th in India
  • Place of Worship. Very touching and feels like in some place out of the world.
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