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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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  • Very old gothic church adjust to Colombo port. Limited parking available and best way reached there is taxi or public bus. Very holy place. Huge crowd attend on Tuesdays. Take your time be calm and pr...  more »
  • Dedicated to Saint Anthony this Catholic church has a very interesting History. Many non-Christians also come every Tuesday to obtain blessings from this Church. Situated near to the Colombo Harbour o...  more »
  • A very special and sacred Catholic church by the side of Colombo sea port. Parking will be a problem and crowded on Tuesdays when the St. Anthony's novena is offered weekly. Masses held in Sinhala, Ta...  more »