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A lovely church in need of TLC/money

Our guide/driver took us in to view the colourful glass (some of it original), the inscriptions and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

This is a very good old church compound here.The architecture is beautiful and old.The buildings... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
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Prison Road, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Visited in morning before going to cricket. We were the only visitors. Cathedral church was impressive. So peaceful compared to the centre of Galle, 5 minutes walk away. Unusual to see windows without glass. Well worth the walk up the hill.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

This small church is located a few mins ride from galle fort. Built in 19th century and have a beautiful compound.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

In the summer of 2018 we (Dutch familie of 4, kids 13 and 18) travelled to discover the beauties of Sri Lanka. It must have been the temperature, but climbing up to the church was quite an effort. Arriving at the church it was not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We saw this beautiful church while walking on the ramparts of Galle Fort and felt it was worth a visit. It's a long way from the fort on foot so you'll need a car or to take a tuk tuk. Lovely location on a height,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The only information I got about this church was that is was built in the late 19th century. But a plaque on top of the church states 1874 which I assume is when it was completed. My longtime Galle-resident friend Nasser Hussain took me to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our guide/driver took us in to view the colourful glass (some of it original), the inscriptions and the features. I loved the old pump-organ. It died years ago and is in need of repair. There is another organ too. Some of the inscriptions were rather...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very good old church compound here.The architecture is beautiful and old.The buildings are big and beautiful and old.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This is a beautiful and imposing place of worship - the main centre of Roman Catholicism in Galle - being the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Galle. Built at the end of the 19th century it is dedicated to the blessed Virgin Mary. It...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Majestically perched above a hill overlooking the Fort, Saint Mary's Church stands proud as perhaps the only Catholic edifice in Galle. The church is beautiful but the one I got really interested with is the very modernist, almost brutalist structure attached to the church on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank spoolartist
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My first sight of St. Mary's was from Galle Fort this morning and I wanted a closer look. My driver cum guide drove us there late morning when we realised Mass was in progress. The Mass was being said in Sinhala and the church was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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