Located at the heart of the Negombo city fondly referred to as “Little Rome”, St Mary’s Cathedral stands a majestic structure within the host of Roman Catholic churches found in profusion in this area. This fascinating building consisting of three main levels is an enchanting construction with its elaborately decorated ceilings and alabaster statues of saints adorning the alleys. A Negombo beach hotel to explore while visiting this alluring location would be Jetwing Sea. It is a Sri Lankan Beach Resort that is located very close to this grandiose cathedral.
The church has been 50 years in the making and the amount of work that has been put into it is apparent within its interiors. The construction process which has begun in 1874 has only ended in 1922. The enthralling religious paintings on the ceiling manages to bedazzle the visitors with an ageless charm that is at the same time, transporting. This tranquil location deserves to be at the top of the must-see list when visiting this unique city.