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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
SagarVS
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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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Pune, India
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of the most Popular churches in Chennai. Very old and built by the British is maintained well.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a place to get some piece. I visited with my wife,she is a great believer of this church and a regular, we offered a dozen candles and did our prayers. A great piece of heritge architecture...a must for heritable lovers.. I found it a worth visit while you r in Chennai...will surely visit again.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nobody around Armenian Street knew where is Armenian Church!! Everyone was guiding us to a church at the end of the street!! Then all of a sudden we saw the little board. There inside was the 300 years old church telling us about the Armenian traders who were there once upon a time. Now, no Armenians live in Chennai. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

One of few Armenians around the city at the time, I visited as I was passing through chennai. It's a lovely peaceful and well kept church with a small cemetery in the grounds. The guard there has some useful knowledge he is willing to share. The grave of ter Shmavonyan, who published the first Armenian print newspaper in 1794 is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Armenian Church of St. Mary, constructed in 1712 (rebuilt about 60 years later), is one of the oldest churches of the Indian sub-continent. The church functions only as a heritage site and one can visit the monument between 9 AM and 2:30 PM. The graveyard is heavenly abode of about 350 Armenians. The Azdarar’s magazine founder-editor Rev. Haroutiun Shmavonian was... More 

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Vellore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Armenian church is located on the way to St.Mary's church. The church is guarded by a old man, who was kind enough to tell the history of the church. The church is opened for the public every day till 1:00 p.m. It is one of the oldest churches built in old Madras.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Lovely small church close to busy Parry's Corner with dedicated "guide" who explains history lovingly. You can climb the bell tower too!

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