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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Address: 132 Subbaiah Salai | Sacred Heart Square, Pondicherry 605001, India
Phone Number: +91 413 2228916
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6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm

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A nice church.

A well maintained and beautiful church, away from the usual narrow and crowded streets of Pondicherry. About a centenary old quaint place with stained glass panels showing events... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Prashant C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well maintained and beautiful church, away from the usual narrow and crowded streets of Pondicherry. About a centenary old quaint place with stained glass panels showing events from the life of Christ.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Church is really peace full, you can sit in the peace for a while. You can also get to see love birds outside the church . Overall I really liked this church

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever visited any church in Europe you'll want to give this place a miss. A cheap, tacky church unlike any you'll have visited before. The statues look like they've been painted by a child, the chandeliers like they were purchased in pound land. It's only saving grace was the cute caged budgies outside next to the 'Lourdes TV'... More 

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Thank Samuel G
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A nice church in a quiet neighbourhood. Nothing out of the ordinary but if you are interested in the foreign architectures used in building churches, this place is worth a visit.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

good church with peaceful area, architecture is wonderfull. enjoyed the time spent there with lot of friends gathered

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Thank shymathans
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Again only for a tick on your itenary list ! Regular Church good clean That is all so for a dp or a selfie absolutely regular visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A big church with pretty nice sacred architecture and arts. Its located close to one the main streets in Pondicherry and is nice site to visit if you have time and interest in religious sites. Its a OK experience.

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Taree NSW Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This very large, quite ornate Catholic church, opposite the railway station is well worth the time to visit. Beautiful paintings. Not overwhelming as some churches can be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

It was thrilling for me to see this colorful joyous lighthearted wonderful free flowing Basilica. Such a contrast to the traditional ' heavy ' stone cathedrals who are also beautiful but in a more ancient and classic manner.

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Auroville, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I take guests here whenever I can as long as the church is open (it closes for periods in the afternoons, I believe). It is simple but really well presented with good wall plaques containing descriptions of all the interesting elements. It has a fascinating history and it's really worth a visit.

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