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Address: 38, San Thome High Road, Chennai (Madras), India
Phone Number: +91-044- 2498 5455
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Probably the most magnificent and prominent reminder of Chennai's colonial...

Probably the most magnificent and prominent reminder of Chennai's colonial lineage, the San Thome Church bears a colossal amount of history since A.D. 52, the year when St. Thomas traveled to India, though the Roman Catholic basilica was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. It was then rebuilt by the British in 1893. The imposing structure reaches a height of 155 feet and emanates peace and architectural splendor with its tall spires over the tomb of the saint. The sea makes a wonderful backdrop to the pristine white structure. The San Thome Church is considered one of the pilgrimages for people around the world.

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Beautiful white Gothic strecture, attractive in and out, visit St. Thomas' tomb below. Only 3 basilica worldwide house tombs of apostles

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful white Gothic strecture, attractive in and out, visit St. Thomas' tomb below. Only 3 basilica worldwide house tombs of apostles

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only 3 Church in the world where lord Jesus fellow Saints are burried & Chennai is one of them.Very clean & quiet place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even most of the locals will be surprised to know that the Santhome Church is one of the three churches across the globe to rest on top of the remains apostles. This church has the remains of St. Thomas who traveled to India to spread Christianity in first century. He died near Saint Thomas Mount(Guindy Chennai) and was believed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very peaceful church, enjoyed the architecture and designs. nice place for peace and relax. morning is best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place. you can see airplane landing & taking off as its near airport only. you can go to this place with friends. a serene place i must say.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church very popular among locals amd christian community there very peacefull architect premises

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic place where the remains of St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, still remains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must place to visit, to identify your own soul and get answers for all your questions... i just loved sitting in that silent meditation hall in the basement. The place is filled with positive energy.... get rid of your negative vibes and be positive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to visit. One of the three churches in the world made upon the tomb of the apostles of Jesus Christ. It is located too nearer to the beach so that one can go and visit sea by walking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place with a history and one of the three in whole world. Beautiful and peaceful place. You can also visit the beach behind the cathedral.

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