St. Lucia's Cathedral

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  • Address: St Lucia's St Colombo 01300 Sri Lanka
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  • Timings: 05:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112432080
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral

There used to be a chapel here during Dutch occupation of the island. On its place, there is now a lovely new-Baroque and neo-Renaissance structure, and one of the biggest churches in the country. Its facade though is somewhat Gothic, and will remind you of ancient Greece too. A part of this mish-mash is explained by the fact it took nearly a century and half to build it - starting in 1782, ending in 1902. They clearly put a lot of work into making this look good. Which is why it's surprising that when you head inside, you find an interior that's so utterly plain. It's still clean, and white, and solemn, ht you can't help feeling that something went missing. The good feels all come back if you're here for mass though - the acoustics are awesome. Look for a little shop to the west of the cathedral. It ought to be selling rosary beads.

Mass times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6.00am, 7.00am, 6.00pm
  • Sunday: 5.30am(English), 7.00am(English), 8.00am(Sinhala), 9.15am(Tamil), 6.00pm(English)

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
  • Drive or walk to here.

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  • St. Lucia's Cathedral Address: St Lucia's St Colombo 01300 Sri Lanka
  • St. Lucia's Cathedral Contact Number: +94-112432080
  • St. Lucia's Cathedral Timing: 05:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • St. Lucia's Cathedral Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St. Lucia's Cathedral(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St. Lucia's Cathedral: 00:30 Mins
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  • 13.29% of people who visit Colombo include St. Lucia's Cathedral in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their St. Lucia's Cathedral visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Lucia's Cathedral

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

92.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Lucia's Cathedral

People normally club together National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka and Cotton Collection while planning their visit to St. Lucia's Cathedral.

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  • Started as Parish in 1760 built between 1852 and 1873 blessed on 12.12.1887 and consecrated as Cathedral on 13.12.1938. An age old monumental church with some of the sculptures brought from Paris open for solemn individual prayers. There are good young fathers to help residing nearby. A rosary stall is also available.

  • Love this place a lot. Gives you an awesome feeling of about the architectural style which is being used to build this massive structure.

  • Example for old architecture design. Big Church & you can get the good vibes from Christ.

  • Calm & quiet place for peace of mind

  • St. Lucy of Sicily whose feast falls on December 13 is venerated the world over as the protectorates against eye trouble. Legend has it that she had the most beautiful pair of eyes and that she pulled them out to present them to an unwelcome suitor who was enamored by their beauty. However her eyes were miraculously restored to her more beautiful than before. Named after this virgin and martyr saint is St. Lucia’s Cathedral of Kotahena, the oldest and largest parish cathedral in Sri Lanka and the seat of the Archbishop of Colombo.

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