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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  • After being to 4\5 churches last year in Goa, this church was had nothing new to offer. Similar structure and interior. just saw it from outside and came back as it had nothing much to offer.  more »
  • Good & quaint church just opposite to Pondicherry railway station. You can hire a bike & commence a city tour. All the major sightseeing can be covered in a day  more »
  • While on our second part of our SURPRISE CELEBRATION trip we had a two day stopover in Puducherry on our way to Vallankanni and visited all the temples ashram and churches too, and this Amazing Basili...  more »
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  • Very peaceful. Sitting for a long time makes our mind fresh. We can see a kind of Gothic architecture in its construction. It's a very ancient church.
  • One of the few iconic churches in Pondicherry. This basilica has a nice Church bell tower and Altar. The car parking is limited here. The glass paintings inside depict the life of Jesus Christ. The seatings are well spaced. There is an adjacent shop inside the church campus where you get Holy water and other things to take home as a souvenir from here.
  • This is one of few iconic churches in Pondicherry. This basilica has a church, tower bell and altar. Gothic style. Peaceful.
  • Very good church with beautiful red and white colored buildings. The interior of the church is beautiful and calm. The place is near to the railway station and parking can be done in the road outside.
  • Full effect of stained glass panels, Beautiful Church, very near to the Train Station. * Beautiful, well maintained and clean. The pier is a great place for the peaceful mind. * The Architecture of this church was amazing and i read somewhere that was gothic style. * Superb view you can take lots of photos. * Film Shoots will happen always near to the place. * Car parking is a pain. * A Church you can see how beautiful it was designed and build. * The overall experiences are Super for me. Selection of Church and where to have Peace or prayer to our God is our personal, but you can take a look.
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