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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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  • One of the most visited shrines in Sri Lanka, Place of many miracles, bombed by Islamic extremists, restored to its original glory. Must visit place regardless of the faith. Weekdays mid-morning is... 
    One of the most visited shrines in Sri Lanka, Place of many miracles, bombed by Islamic extremists, restored to its original glory. Must visit place regardless of the faith. Weekdays mid-morning is...  more »
  • Its a beautiful church . Do not miss the outdoor as well as it has a beautiful statue of St.Anthony . 
    Its a beautiful church . Do not miss the outdoor as well as it has a beautiful statue of St.Anthony .  more »
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