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  • Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque

    Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque

    This mosque located in the middle of the city is quite a sight in itself and also a big tourist attraction. Making its presence very evident with its unusually alternating white-and-rust colour scheme, this mosque is located at Second Cross Street in Pettah, and is also a popular landmark ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

    The Gangaramaya Temple is strikingly beautiful, and it is also the most important place of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. It is immaculately designed, with a hint of Chinese, Indian and Thai influence in its architecture. The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is quite a sight in itself. It also houses ...

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  • Wolvendaal Church

    Wolvendaal Church

    Along with being an important place of interest for the pious, this 18th-century church is quite famous for its architectural beauty and intricately laid interiors. The Wolvendaal Church was constructed during the Dutch times. ...

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  • Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam

    Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam

    Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Colombo, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, and is a special attraction for Hindu travellers. The intricate carvings and brilliant architecture that the temple boasts of are some things to lookout for. In fact, the stunning architecture at ...

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  • Chabad House

    Chabad House

    Chabad Houses are places where traditional Judaism is disseminated. The Chabad House in Sri Lanka also works on the same lines. The Chabad House organizes various activities and services for people who visit the house. It offers services for all Jewish needs and has a synagogue, mikva, library and a ...

    Religious Monument
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil is a sacred Hindu temple made entirely of granite. Located right in the center of Colombo, Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil flaunts a mesmerizing architectural pattern engraved in grey granite. Devotees from all over the island nation flock to the temple to pay their respects to the ...

    Religious Monument
  • St Peter’s Church

    St Peter’s Church

    St. Peter’s Church was originally the banquet hall of the Dutch Governor. It was converted into a church and first sued for prayers and ceremonies in 1821. The interior of the church is mostly sparse and not much to talk about except for the original wood ceiling and a plethora ...

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  • St Thomas Chapel

    St Thomas Chapel

    St. Thomas Chapel is a part of the St. Thomas Anglican Church and school by the same name. The chapel is famous for its breathtaking mural of transfiguration done by renowned Sri Lankan artist David Paynter. The chapel’s choir service that sings the carols during Christmas is equally famous among ...

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  • Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple is the assembly hall for monks at the Gangaramaya Vihara Buddhist Temple, one of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka. The reason for its fame is three fold – modern architecture, religious importance and cultural significance. The architecture of the temple is a perfect harmony of ...

    Religious Monument
  • Wolvendaal Church

    Wolvendaal Church

    THE Wolvendaal Church is a reminder of the Dutch architecture. Built in 1749, the Woldendaal Church today is the most important Dutch era building in Sri Lanka. The church is in the form of a Greek cross. Inside the church, the pew boasts of exquisite ebony chairs. The craftsmanship on ...

    Religious Monument
  • St. Paul’s Church

    St. Paul’s Church

    One of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka, St. Paul’s Church is now a part of the Anglican Church of Ceylon. The church is a small one but quite popular among tourists as well as locals owing to its religious and historical importance. The church was first built by the ...

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  • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple is one of the more recently built Buddhist temples in Colombo. The temple was built by D.D. Pedris in 1916 in memory of his fallen son, Henry Pedris, who was falsely accused and executed by the British for inciting racial riots. He was proven innocent later.

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  • All Saints Church

    All Saints Church

    The All Saints Church at Hulftsdorp is one of the oft visited churches in Colombo. Apart from devotees, tourists also visit the place for its architecture and stained glass windows. The All Saints Church is built in the Gothic style of architecture and sports a long and beautiful spire. The ...

    Religious Monument
  • Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam

    Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam

    Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Colombo, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, and is a special attraction for Hindu travellers. ...

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