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St. Mary's Church

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Address: Main Street, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
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+94 31 2 222128

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It`s a nice church, that`s it

Walked by this chuch and popped in to have a look. It is a beautiful church, but nothing to travel far to see. Would be better if you have the chance to attend a ceremony here or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eivind S
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm was taken by the true scope of the passion shown by the Roman Catholic community here in Negombo. Never in my life have I seen any more dramatic Catholic symbolism. I think it's actually more intense than the devotion I've seen to The eastern religions I usually experience. This church is certainly one of the largest in the region... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked by this chuch and popped in to have a look. It is a beautiful church, but nothing to travel far to see. Would be better if you have the chance to attend a ceremony here or something.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the church on a Sunday morning during morning worship, and was astounded by the congregation in the car park taking part in the service. Many with their own chairs, as the church was full. A moving experience.

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Penang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a working church, we went on a Sunday, which made our visit even better, Mary's is a very interesting place to walk through,

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the benchmarks in Negombo town. The church is very big & very old. Nicely built & can see lot of arts inside.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing important really, although it is one of the biggest churches in the area and gives you a good idea about the importance that the Catholic faith has on the local community.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It's an ok, roomy church, with some nice paintings on the walls and ceilings. Nothing very spectacular though, very much like many churches you see in former colonies.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful church to visit for a short time , whilst in Negombo . Interesting building, nice architecture, and pleasant and welcoming inside. Well worth a visit for a calm 20 minutes whilst in Negombo

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Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We did a tuk-tuk trip and walked around the church. Nice building in a very dirty, busy Negombo. Trafic is crazy, like the rest of Sri Lanka

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This church is an iconic place in Negombo. It is an old, largest and beautiful Church in this area. I used to go for Sunday mass in this church as it is convenient and pleasant.

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