San Thome Church, Chennai

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San Thome Church, Chennai - Address, Phone Number

Address: 38, Santhome High Rd, Basha Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

Phone: 044-24985455

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 05:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

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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.

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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  • 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.

  • Calm n beautiful place. Be aware of people who offers you the tour guide in the church n ask so much money

  • It is one of the three churches in the world which houses tomb of apostles, the other two being St. Peter's basilica, Rome and St. #####basilica, Spain. Museum attached to it houses the relics of Saint Thomas including the lancer head which caused his death. Wooden statue of our Lady of Mylapore signifies the importance of prayer in everyday life.

  • Good place for prayers. Very peaceful atmosphere. Used to go each sunday for holy mass. Tomb and museum of st. thomas are there.

  • This place will give you peace... Wonderful place with a great historical background.. Outter commotion cant reach inside.. Highly recommended..

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