Armenian Church, Chennai
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Address: 60/116, Armenian Street, Near High Court, Parry's Corner, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600001, India
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 09:30 am - 02:30 pm Details
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About Armenian Church, Chennai
Erected in the 17th century, the Armenian Church is an old heritage church, that will mesmerize you with its quaint characteristics. Apart from being one of the few Armenian churches of India, the church also “is one of the oldest churches of the Indian subcontinent”. The six belfries of the church are one of the most highlighted attributes of the church. Other significance of the church lies in the fact that there are graves of 350-odd Armenians that have been laid out throughout the property. This includes the grave of Reverend Haroutiun Shmavonian who was the founder, editor and publisher of the world's first Armenian publication “Azdarar”. The church is a sojourn of the few hundred Armenians that Chennai was once home to.
How To reach Armenian Church by Public Transport
- High Court bus station
- Lone Square Bus Stop
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Armenian Church, Chennai Reviews
Well preserved Historical monuments were built 1712 still survived and reflects the marvelous architecture and flourishing Armenian presence. Nice place to look back the history, Care taker will explain about the church, the location is previously shore front now lots of British built structures occupied surrounding ( sbi administration office, Post office and insurance companies). Easy to notify from main road just opposite to Madras high court. We can spend an hour to know the history....Enjoy it.
Built in 1712 and restored in 1772 by the Armenian community for Holy Virgin Mary still maintaining the sanctity surrounded by monuments. A stone for the builder of Marmalong bridge and steps at St.Thomas Mount.A wonderful place with highly responsive guide. Must visit.
Beautifully maintained church that is 100's of years old.
Opens at 930 am everyday. 6 Bells are rung only Sundays at 930am. Beautifully preserved and a small oasis of peace in the hubub of parys corner. It's 6 bells are rung every Sunday at 930am. No masses are held. The property is owned by Armenian descendents in Kolkata apparently. This place along with its beautiful garden would make for a lovely art gallery and cafe
Good place for silent prayer....