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St. Mary's Church

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Address: Main Street, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 31 2 222128

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A wonderful building full of reverance and awe. A stroll along the old Dutch Canal, followed by a turn down a small street will bring you up to the front of this stunning... read more

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Heather T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful building full of reverance and awe. A stroll along the old Dutch Canal, followed by a turn down a small street will bring you up to the front of this stunning structure.

Thank Heather T
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good mass and the environment around was quiet advocating to pray more. One of the best churches in Australia that you should visit.

Thank staclothing7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a little small , a little old with the long long history's building. Sometimes local person will celebrate inside with singing. the roof is decorated very beautiful. sometimes u will happen with some students' avtivities in here. Can visit within 30 minutes.

Thank Rocky L
Taichung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say I was really surprised that there is such a classical and beautiful church in Negombo since most of the Sri Lanka people are either Hindu or Buddhists. Negombo is really a place which accommodate people with different religions including Christians, Muslims and Buddhists. Compared to the famous Angurukaramulla Temple with strange donation behavior, this St Mary's... More 

Thank LestateWei
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

most attractive place in negombo and not only largest church but also ancient church located at grand street negombo

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Szeged, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth to visit! Do not expect an astonishing cathedral, it is a colonial style church. But, you can clearly feel, that the members of the local Christian community has true and fresh faith. Everything, including altars, sculptures and paintings is really fresh and full of real life...

Thank Laszlo T
Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as part of a tour lovely church with beautiful architecture peaceful inside well worth going to see

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Lindenhurst, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I'm was taken by the true scope of the passion shown by the Roman Catholic community here in Negombo. Never in my life have I seen any more dramatic Catholic symbolism. I think it's actually more intense than the devotion I've seen to The eastern religions I usually experience. This church is certainly one of the largest in the region... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Walked by this chuch and popped in to have a look. It is a beautiful church, but nothing to travel far to see. Would be better if you have the chance to attend a ceremony here or something.

Thank Eivind S
west sussex
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visited the church on a Sunday morning during morning worship, and was astounded by the congregation in the car park taking part in the service. Many with their own chairs, as the church was full. A moving experience.

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