Most popular attractions in Colombo – 4 must-visit attractions in the capital of SL

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The bustling capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo has much to offer international visitors especially in terms of rich culture, history and culinary delights. Read on to find out more.

The National Museum of Colombo

National Museum of Colombo | Image Credit - Photo taken by me, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
National Museum of Colombo | Image Credit – Photo taken by me, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

A visit to the National Museum of Colombo is a great way to learn more about the history and diverse culture of the island. The site can also be easily reached from many a Colombo city hotel including the likes of Colombo Court Hotel & Spa with minimum hassle.

St. Anthony ‘s Church, Kochchikade

St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade | Image Credit - AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade | Image Credit – AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

The St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade is a place of worship which is visited by devotees from all around the world as it is believed to produce miracles. The church was first built in the year 1806 and is open to visitors throughout the day.

Galle Face Green

Galle Face | Image Credit - Mayakaru at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Galle Face | Image Credit – Mayakaru at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

The Galle Face Green is a sprawling strip of land facing the vast Indian Ocean. It’s a great place to enjoy a tropical sunset while feasting on delicious and spicy street food delights

The Dutch Period Museum

Dutch Period Museum Colombo | Image Credit- Pol van den Scheetek, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Dutch Period Museum Colombo | Image Credit- Pol van den Scheetek, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Considered to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in Colombo, the Dutch Period Museum was built during 1656 by the Dutch. The site offers visitors great insight into the rich colonial past of Sri Lanka.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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