Wolvendaal Church in Colombo

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Wolvendaal Church Overview

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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 display at the wooden pulpit, lectern and the baptismal font is yet another reason to pay a visit to the church.

The word ‘Wolvendaal’ means ‘Dale of Wolves’ in Dutch. When the church was built, the area surrounding it was covered in wilderness. The Dutch people mistook the roaming jackals in the wilderness for packs of wolves and named the place ‘Wolvendaal’. The church is still in function and you can join in the prayers at the church.

  • Opening Closing Time 9am to 4 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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