The St Mary’s church Negombo is one of the oldest yet magnificent catholic landmarks in Sri Lanka. The expansive church is also one of the largest cathedrals in Sri Lanka.
The city and the church
Negombo is a city that was greatly influenced by Christian faith during the time it was occupied by the Portuguese was called as the little Rome because of the sheer volume of the churches in the town. The St Mary’s Church was built during the reign of the British. The construction commenced in 1874 and with some delay, it was fully completed and opened in 1922.
The church has been built in neoclassicism style with plain walls and columns. The ceilings of the church are ornately decorated with a painting of many saints and the walls at the upper level are fixed with statues of religious saints.
Location and accommodations nearby
The church is located in the grand street at the center of the Negombo which is in the Gampaha district. You can also plan your stay at in one of the many wellness resorts located in Negombo like the Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions which is a good renowned Sri Lanka Ayurveda hotel if you are seeking for a holistic and tranquil holiday experience.
Located in the Colombo – Chilaw –Puttalam road, Negombo is 35 kilometers away from Colombo the city of Negombo can be easily accessed by public transit which is by a train or a bus, but you are looking for a more comfortable alternative you can book yourself a taxi. Negombo has located just 6 kilometers away from the Katunayake airport.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+