St. Mary's Cathedral
Negombo is dominated by shrines and picturesque churches. The biggest and impressive church built in 1874 is candy-colored St Mary’s, church which is famous for its amazing ceiling paintings.
The fading pink chamber of St Mary’s Church, in the town centre, has some thunderous religious ceiling paintings covering the nave.
large catholic shrine with lot of statues and paintings inside. The church is the work from protugese time .
St. Mary's is the most picturesque of the numerous Catholic churches of Negambo. The grandiose pink neoclassical edifice was constructed over a period of 50 years during 1874 -1924.
Point of Interest
“The Dutch showed their love of canals here like nowhere else in Sri Lanka. Canals extend from Negombo all the way south to Colombo and north to Puttalam, a total distance of over 120km. You can hire a bicycle in Negombo from various hotels and ride the canal-side paths for some distance, enjoying the views and small villages along the way.”
“Negombo's busiest bar. It's not to my taste, but a number of our guests enjoy it.”
Place of Worship
“The Angurukaramulla Temple is a very cool place to visit if you're in Negombo. It's best known for its epic statue of the Buddha, and its dragon-entrance - inside you find detailed murals that date back centuries. There is also a 300+ year old ruin of a historic library here, covered in moss.”