St. Lucia's Cathedral

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  • Address: St Lucia's St Colombo 01300 Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 05:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112432080
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, 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.

St. Lucia's Cathedral Hours

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)

How to Reach St. Lucia's Cathedral

  • 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
  • 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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  • 12.45% 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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St. Lucia's Cathedral Reviews & Ratings

  • Catholic Church dedicated to St Lucia, Beautiful architecture, looks like St Peters Rome, situated at a little hill

  • On of oldest cathedral and one of the best school

  • One of the ancient churches made by the Portuguese . A very famous place . Majority of the ordinations happen at this place . Obviously a nice place to visit

  • One and only cathedral in Sri Lanka

  • This is the Cathedral of the archdiocese of Colombo. believed to be built by the Order of Sylvestro Benedictine Monks. the Boys School nereby hence, takes the title, St. Benedict's College. a landmark venue, standing on a busy neighbourhood. services are regular both on Sundays and weekdays. The Parish caters to Multi Lingual needs of the faithful, offering their service in English, Tamil and Sinhala

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