Timings : 5:30 AM to 12:00 Noon & 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Entry Fee : Free
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.
The St Lucia’s Cathedral is a massive structure which exhibits hallmarks of the Renaissance style. The characteristic features include seven statues, beautiful wooden carvings and intricate glass stained windows with four humongous bells. The highlight of the building is the 4300-pound bell names Anthony Thomas which was shipped from France and had elaborate carvings of symbols of the floral wreath and holy figures. This massive structure can easily host around 5000 worshippers.
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