Santhome Basilica is also known as St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica. In addition to its religious value, you’ll also love everything about its architectural designs.
It’s a historical cathedral
First built by the Portuguese explorers in the 16th century, the British also then rebuilt the same after this was declared a cathedral in 1606. Pope Pius XI has also honoured this cathedral in the mid-1900s.
The significant tombstone
Right in the centre of this cathedral, there is a small tower. That’s the place where the Apostle St. Thomas was buried. The holiness of this cathedral increases dues to this fact.
It also features a museum
Apostle St. Thomas has rendered an immense service to mankind during his days, and the museum attached to the cathedral houses many pictures showcasing this fact. Apostle’s fingerprint is also there for the visitors to see.
It’s located in a beautiful environment
It’s a cathedral located very close to the beach. If you are in one of the fully furnished apartments in Chennai the likes of Somerset Greenways Chennai, you should surely go and visit this holy place for this beauty, and many other reasons.