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Address: Armenian Street, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road | Parrys, Chennai (Madras) 600001, India
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Like a relic from the British Era

I was always curious to know what this ancient church was about. Turns out it has a cemetry. The timings are only till around 5pm, so make sure you get there in time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was always curious to know what this ancient church was about. Turns out it has a cemetry. The timings are only till around 5pm, so make sure you get there in time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have walked into this island of serenity in the hustle and bustle of Parrys several times, when I was working full time as a litigation lawyer in the Madras High Court. I find the Church fascinating, and if you can get to speak to the caretaker, he will be happy to discuss the lives of Armenians in Chennai in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Armenian Church is one of the oldest church in India and is located in Armenian Street, Parrys. It is near the St.Marys Catherdral in Parrys. All over the garden and in the church corridor are tombstones laid out flat, some replacing the large tile slabs in the corridor. The monument is well preserved, especially the Bell Tower and the ancient... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not to discriminate between the structural magnificence of churches all across this city, but Armenian church is a must go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Armenian Church is one of the oldest church in India and is located in Armenian Street, Parrys. It is near the St.Marys Catherdral in Parrys which has a school in it where I did my schooling. Thats how I know about this Armenian Church. It was founded by the Armenians back in mid 1700 AD. There is graveyard within the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

All over the garden and in the church corridor are tombstones laid out flat, some replacing the large tile slabs in the corridor. These are the graves of over 300 Armenians buried in the church compound. Visitors are allowed inside from 9:30 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This small but pretty church is one of the oldest in the region. The Armenian church of Virgin Mary is located on Armenian Street in Parrys. There is another church on the street which is visible as you go along the street which many mistake for this one. The Armenian church is hidden away. It is earlier in the lane.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was once the church of a sizeable population of Armenians who once lived in this city many decades ago.Now there is only one family to take care of this church. Difficult to say what would happen to this church after this family. If you interested in that part of history and religion, you might find this place interesting. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You will surely miss this little gem right in the middle of bustling Georgetown, Chennai. The build is nondescript with shops and commercial places all around. It is unbelievably noisy outside, but once you are inside, its like you are transported to different world altogether. The guard is helpful and will tell you all the stories related to this Church.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Right in the midst of Chennai's financial and commercial district is the Armenian Church. Yet, when you're in the premises, it's hard to believe how silent and calm it is. Go there and you will be reluctant to leave but the good news is that they will totally let you stay.

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Address: Armenian Street, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Road | Parrys, Chennai (Madras) 600001, India
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