Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni, Medan

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in North Sumatra
Opened in 2005, Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni represents a Catholic temple especially notable for its Indo-Mogul style architecture, exemplified by the seven small stories rising up to form a pyramid at the height of the structure that follows more conventional modes of Indonesian construction. Survey the colorful and vibrant biblical imagery, as well as quotes from the Bible, once you enter this unusual, storied structure. Visitors are able to collect holy water from the shrine. For Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni and beyond, use our Medan trip builder to get the most from your Medan vacation.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I've visited many church and I have not seen any church that close to this church. The location is quite far from town but that does not stop people from visiting this place. The church has and Indian...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    tempat ibadah dengan desain yang sangat menarik, hanya saja karena beberapa lokasi tidak bisa diakses dan tidak ada informasi mengenai sejarah nya maka hanya cocok untuk tempat berfoto saja.  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Tempat wisata rohani yang recomended banget, jauh dari kebisingan, jadi bisa khusuk. Bangunan, penjaga, dan sebagian besar pemukiman disekitarnya orang india lohh. oiya, kalo kamu ke tempat ini, gunak...  more »
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  • July 22, 2017
    This is a beautiful church. If you are in medan, put it in a must visit list. The architecture of this place is heavily influence of Hinduism and Catholicism. It was so colorful. There is no mass when we arrived as it was Sunday.
  • September 6, 2017
    The church is so unique. With Hindu temple style look alike, people will not notice this is a church if they are not see inside the church complex. There are so many recites from Bible in many Indonesian local languages written on the walls.
  • March 29, 2017
    Person (a guy) who was taking care of the church was very rude. We went to see the "holy water" but he rudely came to us and said we must leave there. You are Not allowed to take pictures​ in any sections of this church as well. Not happy of spending so much time to go there.
  • December 26, 2016
    No doubt that this is one of the unique churches (because of its Indian architecture). Surprisingly, I didn't really feel blown away with this church. Still, it is "must visit" place when you're in Medan. The place was pretty crowded due to Christmas day. So, I wish you Merry Christmas for those who celebrate it 😊😊😊
  • July 1, 2017
    Neither a mosque nor a temple. This Indian-style church is the only one you can find outside India.

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