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Address: St. Thomas College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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One of the ancient place

This is located in Mountlavania well known as Kalgissa. Inside St Thomas college. Well maintained popular place to be visited. If you have planed to visit to Southern belt then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Navi Mumbai, India
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 its patrons. Entrance Free

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is located in Mountlavania well known as Kalgissa. Inside St Thomas college. Well maintained popular place to be visited. If you have planed to visit to Southern belt then you may visit this on your way to South.

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

One of the most scenic and tranquil places you will ever visit. The David Painter mural at the front of the chapel is a masterpiece and a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Very quiet, takes one back in time. The choir adds to its aura with their traditional choral music. Beautiful architecture Lovely surrounding with old buildings, well maintained lawns and trees in the school premises

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Sri Jayewardanepura Kotte, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a. One of the oldest Anglican School named after the Church St. Thomas. b. Masterpiece architecture, well maintained.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Chapel is part of St Thomas College which is also known as the school by the sea has some great Architectural buildings. This historic building has some amzing features.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

it reminds me of roman and greek architecture. a lot of history is behind that chapel. once it was used as a hospital during WW1 and WW2. inside its a bit gloomy.

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Suva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This church is situated at Mount Lavinia S Thomas College. When you enter this area you feel you are several miles away from busy Colombo. The church appears very majestic and historic. College students use this chapel very much, Sundays it is very crowded. Public transport available up to Gale road and you can walk to this place. If you... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Chapel of Transfiguration of S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia is the home of the Thomian Choir, the oldest institution within S. Thomas' College. Shrouded in rich history and towering majestically on the highest hillock within the college, this chapel is a unique attraction for enthusiasts of history, architecture, religion and heritage. The cornerstone has been laid by the Bishop... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The chapel is not far from the Ramada Hotel where we stayed and we went there after having a slightly upsetting incident with a local. We went to pray and calm down and it was very uplifting.

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