St Anthony's Shrine, Colombo

4.5
Though a Catholic cathedral, St Anthony's Shrine 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 Shrine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Colombo attractions using our Colombo trip maker tool .
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  • Historic and chilling - a reminder of the victims. This place is totally amazing - a must for anyone to visit Colombo and near to downtown Colombo. mass on Sat at 6pm is English.  more »
  • It's a pretty almost Portuguese like church. Small inside. They looked they were preparing for a wedding. Don't bother unless your in the area or have time. Tight security given the bombings.  more »
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  • Simply a place with miracles. Just go in faith n ask in faith & it will be done to you. Dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua Italy. Crowded on Tuesday and Sunday. But weekday evening you can enter the church with a long queue. Take no bags as they are checking everything after the recent terrorist attack on the church. Its a Holy place don't ruin the nature of it.
  • 4/21 Easter attached church has been renovated by Sri lankan Navy under the direction of church. It is excellent work completed within very short time period. Still you can see the damage that took place on 21 April boom blast.
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