San Thome Church

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 38, Santhome High Rd, Basha Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
  • Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 044-24985455
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

San Thome Church - Review

One of the very few Gothic churches in Chennai, the San Thome Church with its unique location is one of the most important attractions of Chennai. The church is set picturesquely on the mortal remains of one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. The church derives its name from Saint Thomas, who came to India A.D.52 and died in A.D.72.

The significance of the church amplifies further with its being as one of the only two other Basilicas in the world that are built over the tomb of an apostle. Another feature of the church, underground chapel draws curious visitors. If you are a history buff, or someone who is fascinated by the intricate details of Portuguese style architecture, you are certain to be bowled over by this Chennai attraction. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chennai itinerary 1 day.

How To reach San Thome Church by Public Transport

  • Santhome Church Bus Station
  • Sivan Bus Stop Bus Station
  • Employment Office Bus Stop 

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TripHobo Highlights for San Thome Church

  • San Thome Church Address: 38, Santhome High Rd, Basha Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
  • San Thome Church Contact Number: 044-24985455
  • San Thome Church Timing: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • San Thome Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit San Thome Church(preferred time): 05:30 am - 07:15 pm
  • Time required to visit San Thome Church: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting San Thome Church

  • 49.63% of people who visit Chennai include San Thome Church in their plan

  • 45.36% of people start their San Thome Church visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see San Thome Church

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

91.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Thome Church

People normally club together Mylapore and Marina Beach while planning their visit to San Thome Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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San Thome Church, Chennai Reviews

  • Roman Catholic Basillica and tomb of St Thomas the apostle. Very emotional visiting the tomb of St Thomas. Beautiful church, no a/c, large fans move hot air but they keep windows and doors open to help. Most parishioners remove shoes when entering but it is not mandatory. There is some parking right on the grounds but I'd get there early for mass if you want to ensure a space. It is handicap accessible. Masses said in English and Tamil - check schedule.

  • Forgot about what religion you are and go with an open mind. The church is so posh and will remind you of European style architecture. They do prayers in 5 languages - Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and English. You can check the schedule if you want to attend a specific one. The parking is spacious. You can go to the confession room and stay their for peace and calming experience.

  • One of the Must visiting place, this centuries-old cathedral whenever in Chennai. The altar is one of the only three in the world to be built atop an Apostle's tomb. The entrance to St. Thomas' tomb has an adjoining chapel, which can be accessed from behind the church. The gothic architecture and beautiful structure of the church building is really well -maintained. It looks wonderful with old structure with any alters. It give you a feel or era it was build. Well maintained and you will see the good old interior inside the cathedral. Wonderful prayerful experience!

  • It's a big church. It has a good length and width. The place is very serene and quiet .. It has lot of importance as it is associated with St Thomas memory. The church was reported to be first built by Portuguese and subsequently by English . The architecture is awesome . It's breathtaking to watch the tall pillars. The inside also is elegantly designed. There is lot of parking place around the church. If you are visiting Chennai, this place is one of the must visiting place.

  • One of the beautiful and important Churches in Chennai city. It is a national shrine. It is one of 3 churches worldwide that is erected on the tomb of Jesus' own apostles. This church has been transformed as per the ages. There are a lot of facilities available for the devotees and visitors now. There is a cave Chapel inside the Church where the tomb of St.Thomas is present. Prayerful atmosphere is omnipresent. Do not forget to visit the place of Our Lady of Mylapore....

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