Christ The King Church

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Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Built In: 1933
Architecture: Gothic Style


Christ the King church is located in Chennai in the middle of Loyola College campus. A fine example of Gothic architecture, which was designed and built by an Indian Mason commissioned by French clergymen. This church is synonymous with Loyola College and is a wonderful piece of architecture, which defines the idyllic environment of Loyola College.

S.A Gnanpragasam Pillai, who did not have any formal training in civil engineering or architecture, designed it. He was responsible for planning, designing and building the whole of Loyola College.

A Fascinating Piece Of Architecture
Its pointed arches, ribbed vaults, rose windows, three-aisled nave and the flying buttresses are a worthy testament to the Gothic style. The Loyola Chapel was built in 1933. Covering an area of 150 feet by 60 feet, with stained glass windows, this church is a captivating sight, inside as well as outside. A spire, which is 157 feet high, has a stairway leading to the cross standing on top.

A regular mass is offered everyday for the students and people in the neighbouring areas. The church does not conduct any other services for the public.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Chennai has an airport with national and international terminals. Regular flights connect Chennai with the major cities within the country and countries like Singapore, America, UK etc.
Rail: Chennai is well connected by rail with all the major places within and beyond the state.
Road: State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the state and country. For local transportation local trains, city buses and auto rickshaws are available.

WHERE TO STAY

Being the capital city of the state Chennai is well equipped with luxury as well as budget and economy class hotels for accommodation.



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