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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Chennai skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Chennai architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Chennai are included on this list. Information about these Chennai buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Chennai and older historic landmarks.

Buildings on this list include San Thome Basilica and Madras High Court.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Chennai?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Chennai. Famous architectural houses within the city of Chennai are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chennai Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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M. A. Chidambaram Stadium


The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium or Chepauk Stadium is a cricket stadium in Chennai, India. The stadium was established in 1916 and it the oldest continuously used cricket stadium in the country. Named after M. A. Chidambaram, former President of BCCI, the stadium was formerly known as Madras Cricket ...more

City/Town: Tamil Nadu

Madras High Court is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chennai Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings
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Madras High Court


The Madras High Court is the highest court in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu; it is located in Chennai, formerly known as Madras. The court is one of the three High Courts in India established at the Presidency Towns by Letters patent granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, bearing date 26 June 1862. ...more

City/Town: Tamil Nadu

Opened: Jan 01 1892

Structural Height (m): 50.0

Created By: Henry Irwin, J W Brassington

Style: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture

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Madras High Court


City/Town: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Opened: Jan 01 1892

Structural Height (m): 50.0

Created By: Henry Irwin, J W Brassington

Style: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture

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Pachaiyappa's Hall


City/Town: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Opened: Jan 01 1850