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Wolvendaal Church

Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

An old colonial church dating from the Dutch period, in the centre of the Pettah quarter. Inside and outside you will find old graves with old dutch inscriptions and names. The inside isn't that remarkeble. Ok for quick visit.

Thank Daniel19721972
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Established by the Dutch in 1692, this Protestant church is the oldest in Sri Lanka.There are no icons, nor has it been well maintained. However, it remains a place of worship. On the walls of the Church are many mural tablets while there are many...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Sexton will visit with you and show you around, answering questions. Very pleasant gentleman. The church is a treasure of history. The woodwork and structure is amazing. The gravestones and markers are not all well preserved and need attention. Good place to donate for improvements...More

Thank 4amy2014
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wolvendaal Church is an old Dutch Colonial Protestant Church in Pettah near the busy market. Its Dutch architecture is still protected. It is a free entry for foreigner. The church was built in 1749 by the Dutch. Many tombs are found outside the church ranging...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Never having been there on previous trips I thought I should at least have a look. It was interesting to see the historical features. Hardly an architectural or artistic wonder but still worth the finding. The surrounding streets were fascinating, as was teh Pettah on...More

Thank Jim6307
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the oldest buildings in colombo city. Its a throwback to the old Dutch colonial rulers who inhabited the city in 1600s. Built in the mid 1700s, this rusty old church still stands as a proud monument of a bygone era. Well worth...More

Thank Colombotrek
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the old colonial style church in Colombo.Thr architecture is very pretty. A good place to visit.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Perhaps the most interesting Colonial building in Colombo this exquisite Dutch church was completed in 1757. The building once sat in a swampy area known as the wolf's dale due to the mistaken belief that packs of roaming Jackals were in fact wolves. It now...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Wolvendaal Church (Wolvendaalse Kerk) is located in Pettah, a neighbourhood of Colombo. It is one of the most important Dutch Colonial era buildings in Sri Lanka, and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the country. Visited this place in the...More

Thank drjavedrasheed
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This old church must have been a beautiful building once upon a time.Now it is in dire straits - crumbling and needs urgent repair to maintain its history

Thank Gayatri G
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