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Santhome Basilica

38, San Thome High Road, Mylapore, Dummingkuppam, Santhome, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600004

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Santhome Basilica

This soaring Roman Catholic cathedral, just a stone's throw from the beach, was initially founded by the Portuguese in 1523, then rebuilt by the British in neo-Gothic style in 1896. It is said to mark the final resting place of St. Thomas the Apostle.


PRICES - Admission is free

HOURS - Daily: 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


  • Charismatic Prayers
  • Easter Sunday Masses
  • Blood Donation Camp


  • Displays
  • Stories On Stones
  • Museum
  • Short Film
  • Artifacts
  • Eucharistic Chapel


  • Can I visit the tomb of St. Thomas?

    Yes, you can. The tomb is open to both tourists and pilgrims. In fact, you’ll be able to visit this sacred site in Chennai from an entrance outside the church so you won’t disturb the faithful attending services inside.
  • Is there a gift shop?

    After spending time in Santhome Cathedral Basilica, you can stop by the liturgical center. There you'll find a fine selection of Christian artefacts and books that are available for purchase.

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Distance from attraction: 5.5 km

Why Stay at The Raintree?

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Restaurants in Hotel
  • Poolside Bar
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi in Public Areas

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Why Stay at The Raintree?

  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurants in Hotel
  • Poolside Bar
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Wi-fi in Public Areas

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