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St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo, Colombo

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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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  • Holly place for Christians. Many Catholics visit there. Close to Colombo harbor. mostly crowded specially on Tuesdays. 
  • St Anthony's Catholic Church is one of the most famous places of worship in Colombo and gives visitors a very good sense of the Catholic religion in Sri Lanka. Yet this a hugely busy shrine where peop...  more »
  • Visited by members of all ethnic races in Sri Lanka and overseas, this place of worship continues to draw the devoted and those in need of spiritual fulfillment. Finding parking at the church continue...  more »