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Church Of Sacred Heart Of Jesus

Pondicherry

14.4/5(13 Ratings)

Church Of Sacred Heart Of Jesus Overview

Ranked 5 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

The Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus is an important religious attraction in Pondicherry which has been constructed in gothic architectural style. This church is situated on  South Boulevard Road and has windows made of stained glasses. It is usually crowded during the Easter Day and on the eve of Christmas. This church was built during 17th century and 18th century with beautiful stained glass panels that depict the prominent events in the life of Jesus.

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What travellers are saying about Church Of Sacred Heart Of Jesus

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Vidyut Maurya

Vidyut Maurya5.0/5

127 reviews

Nice prayer

It is a beautiful church in Puducherry opposite railway station. Must visit, prayer to God and mass held in Tamil also. Look of church is very nice in morning time, its more than 100 years old church.
  • Nice prayer

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2881 reviews

A spectacular example, place of worship

A spectacular example place of worship of New-German or Noe-Gothic, Architecture, the Sacred Heart Church at Pondicherry is a renowned pilgrimage centre for Roman Catholic Christians. The rare stained glass panels of the church depict the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church. This church was established in 1908; the centenary celebrations were celebrated during 2008-2009. This church was built by the French missionaries. The Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus Pondicherry, as it is referred to in French, attained the status of Basilica in 2011. This Catholic Church is one of the finest churches of Pondicherry. This Church has a divine appeal to visit.

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  • A spectacular example, place of worship
  • A spectacular example, place of worship
  • A spectacular example, place of worship

Vipin Nadar

Vipin Nadar5.0/5

4 reviews

Must visit place for Catholics

This is a beautiful church and very near to Pondicherry Railway station. This is one of the oldest churches in South India. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church. On September 2, 2011 this church was officially declared as a Basilica in the name of the holy see. You must visit this place if you ever visit Pondicherry.

Shriti Merchant

Shriti Merchant4.6/5

12 reviews

A must visit even for atheists, its beautiful

We braved the harsh afternoon sun to visit the Church as I had heard a lot about the beauty as well as the powers of the Shrine and I must say that we were duly rewarded. The church is big and spacious and absolutely beautiful. The shrine is lovely and all over there are beautiful stained glass paintings of saints/ depictions from the bible etc and one must spend a little time going around seeing all the stained glass. The church is of course very peaceful and my husband and I sat there for almost 45 minutes lost in our own thoughts and the beauty of our surroundings, oblivious to everything around us. It also seems very popular amongst the locals as well as the tourists as there were quite a few people when we went. Definitely must visit.

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  • A must visit even for atheists, its beautiful
  • A must visit even for atheists, its beautiful
  • A must visit even for atheists, its beautiful
  • A must visit even for atheists, its beautiful
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Chirag Gupta

Chirag Gupta3.6/5

10 reviews

Architectural masterpiece

Sacred Heart Church is located near Pondi railway station. You can go and enjoy morning and evening prayer. Usually its crowded. Internal structure and decorative work will leave you speechless.

Geemon george

Geemon george3.6/5

8 reviews

Church of sacred heart

This church has good architecture and interior designs. This is one of the best churches I have seen. I had a good time here.

Salai arasu

Salai arasu5.0/5

5 reviews

Good place for photos

Large area and in the middle of the city good roads.

Philip joseph

Philip joseph4.3/5

3 reviews

Silent and calm

A nice experience for those who want to pray in silence. Very calm place and the premises is kept well clean.

Binu

Binu3.6/5

4 reviews

Its a historic Church

The church is near the railway station, and its good to visit the church. Its one of the oldest church in Pondicherry and its good place to spend sometime in prayers.

Antony samy

Antony samy4.6/5

7 reviews

A mini basilica

It's a church built by the French people. Has very good architecture. All would admire it's beauty. It's near the railway station.

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Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry
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