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St Marys Church Excursion, Sri Lanka

Region: capital-colombo | Location: Negombo
 Other regions: ancient-cities | east-coast | hill-country | south-coast | west-coast
The coastal town of Negombo is an area in Sri Lanka that is dominated heavily by the Christian Faith and one of town’s most important structures is St. Mary’s Church. This holy building is lavish and grand in nature, standing tall amidst other structures in the town. The church consists of three main levels which are immediately apparent when approaching the structure from the front.

Numerous highlights present themselves inside the church making this destination more than well worth a visit. One such highlight is the ceiling of the Church that features beautiful mosaics depicting scenes from the bible. Another prominent highlight is an effigy of Jesus that is met with a soft light filtered through stained glass windows that presents a beautiful optical image inspiring a strong feeling of divinity.

The main altar of St. Mary’s is adorned with ornately crafted figures and adornments that convey a true sense of reverence. Another section of the Church features a long hall with pillars adorning either side. Mounted on each pillar are different figures related to Christianity.

To its graceful architecture and religious significance, St. Mary’s Church is one of the more prominent attractions in Negombo.

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