The Wolvendaal Church in Colombo was built with the Dutch colonial style in mind and is a reminder of the Dutch era in Sri Lanka.
The Wolvendaal Church was built in 1733 and is the oldest standing Protestant Church in Sri Lanka, and the one thing to be noted is that the church is still open for prayers and events. During the Dutch era, this area in Colombo used to be known as Wolvendaal, thus the name.
Situated on top of an elevated ground in Colombo, the church is close to the fort and harbour in the city and still holds its mighty structure, despite bigger buildings that are about to pop up, like One Galle face, for instance.
The Wolvendaal Church was inspired by the Doric style and the base of the this Protestant church forms a cross on the ground. The building was made using local labour and materials even back then.
Located within travelling distance from most 5 star hotels in Colombo, this church is close to prominent places like Fort and Galle Face too.
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