St Anthony's Shrine, Colombo

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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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  • After the bomb blast in April 2019, the shrine is full renovated by the patriotic sons of Sri Lankan Navy.  more »
  • St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade which was damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb blast has been consecrated again on 12th June by the Head of Catholic Church of Sri Lanka - Archbishop of Colombo His Emin...  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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