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 trip maker tool .
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  • Enjoyed the choir conducting the rosary while we visited. We even got a special blessing while at the church. You can fill in your prayer petitions at the altar on the left hand side and on the furthe...  more »
  • Not as amazing as I expected, rather dirty which was a surprise. Lit a candle for a past loved one but was corrected as to my prayer I should say! Not the best church in Sri Lanka  more »
  • 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 »

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