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“A must stop whislt in Chennai”
Review of San Thome Church

San Thome Church
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Houston, Texas
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“A must stop whislt in Chennai”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Beautiful Cathedral - one of three worldwide that is built over a saint. Very accomodating for taking pictures. Do not forget to visit St. Thomas's tomb located behind the cathedral.

Visited February 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“great church”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

church was nice and good ,inside and outside. it was so lovely to see all the people praying inside. they even took their shoes out before they entered the church.

but the beaches were terrible :
--- human excretions everywhere, unhygenic and smelly. avoid this beach.

Visited February 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Not to miss this cathedral”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Close to beach and during weekends you can have wonderful time here. During Mid of Dec to 1st Jan, you can find real festive mood people around here.

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Chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Something that is part of Madras' identity. The lovely architecture by Marina is a stunning building - esp during new year and christmas. well maintained and something spl :) ................

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Frankfort, Michigan
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“Visit 'cathedrals' in India”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

An early church with an active current congregation - we saw Pongal festivities happening as we visited.

Visited January 2012
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