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The Cathedral

The Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour is located in Cinnamon Gardens and was the first Anglican cathedral in the city. Beautifully designed using traditional Sri Lankan architectural elements like the hexagonal shape of a Buddhist temple, it allows for natural light to seep through the interiors, which are adorned with intricate artwork. The sacred premises that provide a sense of calm and tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle are one of the most favoured attractions to visit when you’re in Colombo.

Nearest City
Colombo
Key Highlight
The baptismal pool at the entrance
Distance from Colombo
3.6km

A Look into The Cathedral

  • The foundation stone was laid on October 28th, 1968 by Bishop Harold de Soysa and consecrated on November 7th 1973.
  • Due to its affiliation with the Church of Ceylon, The Cathedral was used for the consecration of all bishops of Ceylon, as it is affiliated with the Church of Ceylon.
  • The Cathedral is approximately a seven-minute drive from Taru Villas – Lake Lodge.

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