Colombo is the capital of the paradise isle Sri Lanka. Home to a diverse community it’s no surprise that there are various religious and cultural monuments spread across various locations of the city. Once a colony, the city still carries the legacy left behind. A fine example is some of the buildings found in the capital’s business district as well as the various churches spread across the city. One such example is St. Lucia’s Cathedral. It is located a few minutes away from the heart of Colombo. Most of the tourists, who come to the capital, stay at a centralised Colombo hotel such as the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo as it will allow you to make the most of the city due to the convenient location.
St.Lucia’s cathedral is one of the 15 cathedrals located in Sri Lanka and is regarded to be one of the most beautiful ones too. The cathedral is over 200 years old. If you are in Kotahena, located within Colombo you are sure not to miss the cathedral which is easily recognisable by its large white dome. The cathedral shares the premises with two local schools so it tends to get busy in the mornings and during lunch hour. The structure is a huge white structure that is decorated with gothic artworks that take you back to ancient Greece. The cathedral was built by missionaries with Portuguese and Goan link well over two centuries ago.
The ambience within the cathedral is great during services as the hymns reverberate from within. The ivory pillars and arches are what make up the halls of the cathedral. The interiors of the cathedral have been well maintained over the years. This is a great place to visit if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+