Dutch Church, Pulicat

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Dutch Church of Pulicat is an ancient monument that attests to the glory of Dutch reign, which lasted for several years in the region. Pulicat bears the marks of Dutch culture for it was the headquarters of Dutch East India Company in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Dutch Church and the adjoining cemetery are unique, not just for their historical significance but for the grandeur of architectural style as well.

Though the church has undergone repeated renovations, it is in a dilapidated condition. The cemetery of the church, which is under the administration of the Archeological Survey of India, has ancient tombs, which are more than 400 years old.

It is believed to have been constructed in the year 1657 when Dutch sovereignty was in its peak. The cemetery and the church, which are fine examples of the architectural splendor of the Dutch period, attract tourists in large numbers from all over the country.

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