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

  • 95% of people who visit Chennai include San Thome Church in their plan

  • 48.13% of people start their San Thome Church visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

92.05% 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.

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San Thome Church, Chennai Reviews

  • Nice pilgrim center to visit. St. Thomas tomb and St. Thomas relic are the attractive points here. They have kept all the places neat and tidy without disturbing the holy environment. The church at tomb of St. Thomas was fully air-conditioned and well maintained.

  • There are only three places in the world of Jesus' 12 disciples tombs. Vatican, Spain, India. It is a cathedral built on the tomb of St. Thomas. Thomas's items and stories are scattered throughout the grave. This is the place to be in Chennai. I recommend you to go to this cathedral.

  • The architecture is intricate. There is a Chapel behind the church which people generally miss after visiting the church. The church is beautiful even from the outside as well. Went in the evening so the choir was amazing in the background.

  • The church has a long history with one the original apostles of Jesus Christ was buried here. There are only 3 churches that are built upon the remains of an apostle and Mylapore being one of them. Other two being one in Spain and the other built upon the remains of st Peter in Vatican.

  • The tomb of St. Thomas is situated here. A very spiritual place. Highly recommended!

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