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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry

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Take a trip to The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an elaborately decorated church built in the late 19th century that serves as a popular attraction for both tourists and Christians on pilgrimages. The Gothic architecture holds treasures like stained-glass windows depicting the life of Christ, and statues of the four evangelists. Look closely at these statues to read the inscriptions describing the evangelists' lives. When you enter, spot the carvings of Jesus and Mary at the front door, welcoming visitors. If you want to participate, join in one of the regular services. Plan your The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus visit and explore what else you can see and do in Pondicherry using our Pondicherry online journey planner.
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  • One of the best church architectures in Tamil Nadu area. Its striking color catches my eyes right away and the interior is also quite quaint. 
    One of the best church architectures in Tamil Nadu area. Its striking color catches my eyes right away and the interior is also quite quaint.  more »
  • Brilliant European architecture. I was in awe of architecture for the entire duration that I was in church. Must visit place 
    Brilliant European architecture. I was in awe of architecture for the entire duration that I was in church. Must visit place  more »
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  • A beautiful church located in Pondicherry. It’s windows made of glass has a wonderful hue to it when the sun reflects through it in the church. This is more than 100 years old and is well maintained. A good place to visit if you have time.
  • It's an old church with ongoing mass. Usually crouded. Lots of tourists visit here. They have prayer times 3 times a day. The church have a lot of statues and is well maintained. inside is also beautiful. Since it's not in the French part of town you will have a lot of parking outside the church.

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