February 22, 2011

St. Mary Co-Cathedral - George Town, Chennai, South India

Chennai, the erstwhile Madras, which was founded by British and located in South India, is full of travel sites. However, most of the travel sites in Chennai city are religious sites. Although many of the religious sites belong to Hindus, there are many churches which are historically important as well as ancient, located in Chennai city.

St. Mary Co-Cathedral located at Armenian street in George Town area of Chennai is one of the most popular and important churches of Chennai. It was built in 1658 and was rebuilt in 1692. The church was damaged during the French occupation of Madras, and was again rebuilt in 1775 on a modest scale. At last, the church was enlarged in 1785.

This famous Catholic church of Chennai has a lot of attractive paintings and statues of Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, and apostles of Jesus Christ. Devotion to St. Anthony is very popular in this church. The main prayer hall of the church has decorative pillars and attractive ceiling with the idol of Mother Mary in the corner.

Armenian Street is very near to Central Railway station or Beach Railway station. The nearest landmark is Parrys corner. You can get buses to this place from almost all other locations of Chennai city. The place is easily reachable by train, bus, or own transportation.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: St. Mary Co-Cathedral
Site Type: Church
Location:  George Town Area, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: 17th century Catholic ChurNearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

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  1. Kindly check the year of construction. They do not correspond to the years obtainable from the site.

  2. Kindly check the year of construction. They do not correspond to the years obtainable from the site.