St. Lucia’s Cathedral is named after the saint martyr St. Lucia who is considered to be the protector of those with eye troubles in Colombo. The St. Lucia’s Cathedral church is the oldest Parish church in Sri Lanka and is considered to be the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo. St Lucia’s Cathedral was first established in 1760 and exhibited beautiful architecture of the Gothic style. The cathedral has a rich culture and heritage, which makes it a popular place in Colombo.
St. Anthony's Shrine, built in 1828, is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua and is a modern Roman Catholic church in the Kochchikade, Kotahena of Colombo.The shrine has an impressive Renaissance architecture and is a place of miracles and faith for both Catholics and non-Catholics. It attracts worshipers at all times of the day, especially on Sundays and is thus one of the most sought after attractions of Colombo. The 1st floor has a small museum dedicated to the memory of the patron saint, St. Anthony.
Located in the town of Pettah in Colombo, Wolvendaal Church is one of the more significant remnants of the Dutch Colonial era and is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka that is still in use. Constructed in 1757, according to Roman and Greek architectural influences, Wolvendaal is truly a sight to behold.
Sinhalese architecture has never been celebrated as much as within the design of St. Luke's Church in Borella of Colombo. The church which was consecrated in 1941, also plays an essential part in the history of the Church Missionary Society and is one of the most prominent churches in Sri Lanka among the Anglican Churches.
If you plan a trip to Colombo, then do not forget to visit these historic churches in Colombo.
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