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“Classical architecture”
Review of San Thome Church

San Thome Church
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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.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

An enormous church which totally intrigues your architectural sense if you are so inclined. If not, it makes for a lovely view and experience either way.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

a must see place for the devout. much spirituality in the complex. there is a sort of museum adjacent to the church which gives much history of the place.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Its very calm and quiet place in chennai....One of the three churches built for Apostles..Good the have a visit to the church if you are in chennai...

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

It seems like Thomas, the apostle, made it to South India. Pretty good going for a doubter! Does it matter whether this is his burial location; the story is inspirational anyway.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Liked the sprituality of the area but appeared commercial. However it is a good place for worship and medication with help from priests

Thank Chandra43
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