Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni, Medan

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Opened in 2005, Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni represents a Catholic temple especially notable for its Indo-Mogul style architecture, exemplified by the seven small stories rising up to form a pyramid at the height of the structure that follows more conventional modes of Indonesian construction. Survey the colorful and vibrant biblical imagery, as well as quotes from the Bible, once you enter this unusual, storied structure. Visitors are able to collect holy water from the shrine. Put Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni into our Medan trip builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Medan.
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  • Despite its size & grandeur,cosy&appears harmonious inside. At the side of the church there is a small Kiosk selling christian artifacts  more »
  • It was an unexpected trip to this historical church. Heard about it from friends and was not in our itirenary but we had to go. A little bit out of the city centre but for staunch Christians, I...  more »
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  • Good church. Church which become one of famous religy travel destination at Medan. You can pray, take a photo or buy some merchandise. One of special things here is the water. They manage this place very well. For visitors, please respect the rule. Especially when you take a photos. Not all places allowed for taking a picture.
  • Although its quite hidden/far, it really offers unique experiences. You can pray inside the chapel at second floor. But remember to take off your shoes & do not take selfies there. Its prohibited on my second visit (dec 2017). You can have a bottle of holy water, write your pray, and explore each buildings there. parking lot is just across the Graha. They will offer you a pashmina to cover if you happen to wear something too revealing. And its free.
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