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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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Very peaceful church to visit for a short time , whilst in Negombo . Interesting building, nice architecture, and pleasant and welcoming inside. Well worth a visit for a calm 20... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an ok, roomy church, with some nice paintings on the walls and ceilings. Nothing very spectacular though, very much like many churches you see in former colonies.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very peaceful church to visit for a short time , whilst in Negombo . Interesting building, nice architecture, and pleasant and welcoming inside. Well worth a visit for a calm 20 minutes whilst in Negombo

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tuk-tuk trip and walked around the church. Nice building in a very dirty, busy Negombo. Trafic is crazy, like the rest of Sri Lanka

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is an iconic place in Negombo. It is an old, largest and beautiful Church in this area. I used to go for Sunday mass in this church as it is convenient and pleasant.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very old Church with a lot of history & traditions. Situated in the heart of Negombo town. Roman Catholic. Large car park available. Nice traditional architecture. A lot of Weddings are celebrated in this church.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were travelling in a tour group when the church was pointed out to us by the tour guide. We were able to stop and get out and take photos of the outside of the church. I would have loved to have seen the inside but time didn't permit this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stopped a the Church when passing in a Tuktuk. Very quiet and beautefull decorated. A good place to stay for a while.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A Roman catholic church with localised characteristics, it is in the heart of the town. It is also one of the largest church in Sri Lanka. It is quite interesting to see such a big church in a country of Buddhism.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely old church notable for its paintings on the walls and ceiling. The paintings on the ceiling of the nave are amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Magnificent structure with dutch script carved on it. The decorative interior and the peaceful ambience puts you to a trance. The staff within were helpful and pleasant too.

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