Good one for a quick visit... It has a small museum also... And beside it there are multiple churches also... Its really a good one for a quick visit...
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It is said that the Apostle, St. Thomas, came to India in AD 52, dying as a martyr twenty years later. This Basilica is supposedly built over his tomb. Blood soaked earth and the spear head which killed him are said to be buried beside...More
I had no idea St Thomas was martyred here in Chennai - we went and had a look for interest - if you have spare time its worth a pop in but the temples and other areas were much more interesting
It is one of the most beautiful church in Chennai. The tomb of st. Thomas tho was one among the twelve disciples Jesus visited India and was buried here. The tomb is at the basement of basilica. The whole building is incredible and the beauty...More
Had a soul searching time during my visit. Came to this church after walking up from Marina beach. They were celebrating their 25th Jubilee so the church was decorated nicely. The cathedral has been here since the 16th century and rebuilt many times. (Workers were...More
It is quite surreal looking upon the burial site of one of Jesus diciples, believed to be that of St. Thomas ('doubting Thomas'), in a crypt below the nave of the church proper. A beautiful old church which was virtually razed to the ground on...More
On 20th Nov'17, myself along with my Bestie Arul Mani got to visit San Thome Church at Mylapore. It was a beautiful Roman Catholic church with wonderful architecture. It is believed that the church was built over the tomb of Saint Thomas, who belongs to...More
It is a 16th century Portugese Roman catholic Basilica. Though it is not the original building it is still built over the tomb of Saint Thomas. It was rebuilt in 1893 by the British. A must visit for people who love historical places.
This is worth seeing if you are at all interested in church history in India. There is a modest museum of items from the early church in Chennai, and relics from St Thomas himself. The museum states that this is only one of three churches...More