San Thome Church, Chennai

4.3
Visit an important place of Christian pilgrimage in India at San Thome Church. Built by the Portuguese over the tomb of St. Thomas, an apostle who preached in India between 52 and 72 CE, the basilica was reconstructed in its current form by the British in 1893. Bearing an imposing Neo-Gothic architectural design and white coloration, the basilica attracts visitors of faith and casual tourists with its historical importance, atmosphere of reverence, and striking appearance. Stop by the attached museum to learn more about the story of St. Thomas and Christianity in India. Use our Chennai road trip planner to visit San Thome Church on your trip to Chennai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful cathedral. ❤️ Be sure to visit St. Thomas’ tomb and the museum in the back. Saint Thomas is one of the 12 apostles of Jesus.  more »
  • What a gorgeous place to visit. Not really much more to say. Please ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing as they may not allow you in the cathedral - also, as much as it is beautiful, again be ...  more »
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