Pethikada, Sigiriya

4.5
#5 of 12 in Museums in Central Province
Browse through fine Sri Lankan art at Pethikada, an art gallery packed with traditional and modern paintings and handicrafts. Carved wooden sculptures, statues and statuettes, and lacquerware occupy a spacious and well-lit setting. Run by a university-educated artist who is an expert in restoring and reproducing ancient rock and temple paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, the workshop keeps age-old traditions alive but also applies some modern interpretations. To visit Pethikada on your trip to Sigiriya, use our Sigiriya trip planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    We had gone on a tour to Sri Lanka and wanted to take back some for of art or painting for memory. Pethikada was perfect for that. Mr Jagath jaysoorya is a great artist  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The Gallery is small but very rich in colors and artwork! We'd like to be able to buy everything. Jagath is very welcoming and not oppressive! A moment more that Nice, I'll challenge them to not buy anything!
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  • July 31, 2017
    Jagath paints are incredible, composed with a delicacy and a style that surely we can say that you are a true artist. It has a special talent and his technique on wood makes his works of such delicacy and beauty that undoubtedly beyond much more than memories of travel. What he does are small works of art.
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Offering an introduction to the history and culture of the state, Panjim sits above a wide river and boasts a laid-back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Wearing its colonial heritage proudly in its contemporary multiculturalism, Panjim represents one of the most accessible and international cities in the country. Historical attractions in Panjim include a number of colonial Portuguese churches and other storied buildings, lining the leafy thoroughfares and dotting the knotted streets of the main European-influenced districts. The whitewashed architecture of the walkable city center gives way to golden beaches to the south along the coast--popular day trip ideas with locals and tourists alike.
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