As you explore Sri Lanka’s West Coast you will come across the enchanting fishing town of Negombo which is also known as “Little Rome” due to its many Roman Catholic churches. Those on the lookout for a beach hotel Negombo from which to explore the town and visit these churches can stay at Jetwing Blue. This luxurious Negombo hotel provides a truly relaxing retreat in which to spend your days by the sea.
Home to a largely Roman Catholic population, Negombo is also where you will find quite a number of churches that hark back to the days when the town came under the rule of the Portuguese. There are around 30 churches here and some of them are historical monuments, well worth visiting. One such site is St Mary’s Church on Grand Street which features a painted ceiling and ornate statues, while also make a trip to Bolawalana St. Mary’s Church with its Gothic style design and architecture. Saint Stephen’s Church, Saint Philip Neri Church and Saint Peter’s Church Aluthkuruwa Basiyawatta are among the other sites of interest worth seeing. If you visit on a Sunday you can watch mass being held and this experience is something that provides a unique insight into the devotion and traditions of the Roman Catholics in Negombo.
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