St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo, Colombo

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#3 of 25 in Historic Sites in Colombo
Though a Catholic cathedral, St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo represents a welcoming and important pilgrimage place for Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians alike. The 19-century church stands on the site where Friar Anthony--persecuted by the Dutch authorities as a Catholic--performed a miracle by making the sea recede. Visitors of all faiths come to celebrate the intriguing and mystical history here. Tuesdays, dedicated to St. Anthony, tend to be the busiest, with masses held throughout the day. While this may offer the ideal opportunity to see the church at its best, visiting at other times will afford a quieter experience. Plan to visit St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Colombo attractions using our Colombo vacation trip planner.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Very well maintained and culturally rich church. It gives immense peace to spend time here. Ample space and well maintained queue managers to ensure that the pilgrims are not disturbed.  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    A lot of Lankans are deeply religious Catholics, here is where their devotion is shown in masses and prayer. This is a really lively neighbourhood, with some beautiful and authentic other temples (Tam...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    It's a nice old church has a story behind. Kids and we love to visit but too crowded. people having lot of believe in st Anthony's  more »

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