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Wolvendaal Church

Wolfendhal Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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“dutch period” (9 reviews)
“pipe organ” (5 reviews)
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Wolfendhal Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 360577
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"dutch period"
in 9 reviews
"colonial history"
in 7 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 5 reviews
"baptismal font"
in 3 reviews
"the dutch east india company"
in 3 reviews
"needs renovation"
in 3 reviews
"sunday service"
in 2 reviews
"busy market"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"historical place"
in 2 reviews
"tombstones"
in 11 reviews
"pulpit"
in 7 reviews
"pettah"
in 14 reviews
"grave"
in 8 reviews
"century"
in 8 reviews
"protestant"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Amazing history tucked away and out of site .... check it out if you’re into ecleseastical architecture!

Thank youngdarrel08
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is the oldest church in Colombo, having been established by the Dutch in the late 1600s. It is not well maintained but contains a lot of interesting historic memorial stones, similar to the Dutch church in Malacca, Malaysia which dates from around the same...More

Thank Ilmar1
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The outside fits its esteemed age, more interesting than other local churches, and you can pass it easily when near the old city hall and the markets. Unfortunately, the gates were all locked up.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Interesting to see a relic of colonial times in juxtaposition to the more expected Tamil and British surroundings.

Thank bhrose
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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