Schwartz Church, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu - An ancient church built in white marble

Scenic, Garden, Church

Located in the Thanjavur Palace garden, Schwartz Churchis beautiful church that was built by the Chola king Raja Seofji in 1779. It is a prime attraction of the city built in white marble. This church was built by the king to honor the Danish missionary reverend Frederick Christian Schwartz. When Schwartz died in 1798, Seofji II donated a small piece of white marble made by Jon Flaxman. This structure is noted for itsintricate carvings showing the dying moments of Schwartz surrounded by his ministers and can be seen at the western end of the Schwartz Church. 

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