St Lucia's Cathedral, Colombo

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St. Lucia's Cathedral (Sinhala: කොටහේන ශාන්ත ලුසියා ආසන දෙව්මැදුර Kothahena Santha Lusiya Asana Dewumædura) is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The Cathedral is located at Kotahena, in the north east of Colombo, on 18,240 sq. ft. of land. It traces its origins to a small structure for worship built during the Dutch occupation.
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  • Out of the fifteen cathedrals that make up one of the main parishes of Sri Lanka, St. Lucia’s Cathedral is named after Saint Lucy. Located in the north-eastern part of Colombo  more »
  • One of the oldest church in the town but still beautifully maintained. Millitary band performace here is very good.  more »
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  • A beautiful historic church. A standing proof of the mastery of old architecture.
  • Started as Parish in 1760 built between 1852 and 1873 blessed on 12.12.1887 and consecrated as Cathedral on 13.12.1938. An age old monumental church with some of the sculptures brought from Paris open for solemn individual prayers. There are good young fathers to help residing nearby. A rosary stall is also available.

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