San Thome Church, Chennai

4.3
Church · Architectural Building
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 road trip planner to visit San Thome Church on your trip to Chennai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • San Thome Church, also known as St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica and National Shrine of Saint Thomas, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai, This church has the status...  more »
  • This church is very old and built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It is connected with the legend of St. Thomas.  more »

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