St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo
St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo - Address, Phone Number
Address: St Lucia's St Colombo 01300 Sri Lanka
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 05:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo
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.
St. Lucia's Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours
- Monday - Friday: 6.00am, 7.00am, 6.00pm
- Sunday: 5.30am(English), 7.00am(English), 8.00am(Sinhala), 9.15am(Tamil), 6.00pm(English)
How To reach St. Lucia's Cathedral by Public Transport
- Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
- Drive or walk to here.
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St. Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo Reviews
Best church I have ever been to, their pipe organ is massive and unique. The church gives you the feeling as if you are in Rome.
This is the biggest church in the island. The pope John Paul II had the official mass here, when he visited Sri Lanka 1996! A Catholic church started by a dutch priest!
Very beautiful architectural structure can be seen on the church and very calm and quite place to pray and get blessed
Fantastic church, your prayers will be answered. Have faith and mercy, you will never let down. Old Ben Alumni 1994
Peace full place,though I don't worship at this cathedral I use to grace the church for weddings or just for a walk in the evening with my parents and friends.