This a roman catholic church and one of the biggest landmarks in Negombo. This majestic structure with large columns and beige walls, is easily one of the largest cathedrals in Sri Lanka.
The church is situated in the Gampaha district, in the grand street in the Centre of Negombo town. Thus is within the easy reach of Negombo, Sri Lanka hotels such as four star properties like Hotel J and the Colombo International Airport.
Construction of this edifice began in 1874 and wasn’t completed until 1922. This is a glorious religious landmark which portrays a mix of European and Sri Lankan art and culture.
Architecture and highlights
The main hall is a majestic structure with long pillars, colourful statues and a grand sculpture of Mother Mary being made the queen of heavens as the centre piece of the structure. The stunning murals of gods, angels and Mother Mary painted on the walls are one of the highlights of the premise.
Observe light through the stained glass
There is a small building by the side of the main hall with a central statue of Christ. The structure is covered with vibrant stained glass, which produces lovely shades of sunlight inside when the light falls through the glass.
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