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A typical Romanesque church that signifies the catholic faith in the city.

St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s Church is one of the more iconic cathedrals in Negombo and is a testament to why the town is nicknamed ‘Little Rome’. Built using typical neoclassical styles, with plain walls and columns, the church is just one of many that showcase the strong catholic community that lives in the city. During your explorations of Negombo’s many attractions, whether it's part of a curated Taru Villas’ tour or simply on enroute to another destination, stop by St. Mary’s Church for a quick visit to admire its immaculate altars and paintings.

Nearest City
Negombo
Key Highlight
An altar imported from Europe
Distance from Negombo
5.2km

A Look into the St. Mary’s Church

  • The St. Mary’s Church, although its foundations were laid in 1874, it was only completed in 1922.
  • The church is a distinct place of worship in that it is built in the typical neoclassical style, which resembles many European churches.
  • There are many figures of saints and even stained glasses that further showcase the exemplary architecture and designs.
  • Taru Villas - Riva is located 20 minutes away from the church.

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