Negombo, Sri Lanka is a quaint little seaside town home to a rich offering of culture, serving up both international and local flavours of experience. The city boasts many an unforgettable Negombo hotel guaranteed to make a stay here unforgettable, yet a prime beach hotel Negombo offers is the Jetwing Blue whose seamless blend of the global and traditional provides all guests with an unparalleled resort hotel experience. Negombo is also known as “Little Rome”, owing to the proliferation of beautiful Catholic churches dotting the area. An elegant offering of the faith is St. Anthony’s church at Dalupotha, 80% of which was funded by the donations of its various devotees. The church boasts a spacious main worship hall, framed by magnificent arched doors that contribute to the airiness of the space. It features an impressive 11-foot statue of the risen Christ that is installed at the right side of the entrance, as well as the murals depicting the granting of the Ten Commandments to Moses. Both these elements serve to entrance the eyes and minds of all who step through the church’s front doors. A separate section of the church has been cordoned off for special worship of St. Anthony himself, and devotees can pray and light candles in homage to the saint. The church celebrated its centennial in 1992, which drew a massive influx of faithful devotees to commemorate the opening of such an important spiritual landmark in Negombo’s iconic “Little Rome”.