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Address: St. Thomas College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Step back in time and place

A chapel reminiscent of British public schools and a mix of Cathedral and period architecture. The unfinished painting by David Paynter is unique and its equal is located at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A chapel reminiscent of British public schools and a mix of Cathedral and period architecture. The unfinished painting by David Paynter is unique and its equal is located at the Trinity College Chapel Kandy.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The STC chapel is a stunning must see for visitors. its a bit of the beaten track but if your in the area the college grounds and the chapel are truly stunning. It gives you a good perspective of old colonial Ceylon. Do your homework though as there are only certain times your allowed in as it is still part... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The Chapel has been featured in at least one movie and is located on one of Sri Lanka's premiere educational establishments. If you are able to take in a chapel service with the fine boys' choir you will not be disappointed. They have recently installed a fine pipe organ.

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Thank GaryVanBrocklin
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is very old and historic church in Colombo Sri Lanka. It contains one of the oldest musical instrument. There are chairs in the church from the Dutch and English colonial periods. Also it contains very old graves for the governors of the colonial period.

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1 Thank IAAUAE1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My son was christened here, as my husband went to St. Thomas' College. By the beach and sea, nice to stroll around. Lots of B&B places in the area - lots of diners, and an old-world place to visit.

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1 Thank Baddrika M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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145 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The chapel is very old building built during the colonial days. The school is over 150 years which has played a big match for 134 years non stop. Peaceful & nice place to visit

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1 Thank Aruna G
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

S.Thomas' Chapel is a part of S. Thomas College. The chapel is rich in tradition and glory. The mural of transfiguration by David Paynter is famous in Sri Lanka . The chapel choir is also popular. Surrounded by the serene environment of the college, the chapel and college should be a must visit site on your itinerary .

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1 Thank Abirthan R
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The chapel has been built in the name of the patron Saint of India St.Thoma's & the correct spellings are S.Thomas' College Mount Lavina, The Original School & chapel are situated in Mutuwal on a high ground overlooking the Colombo Harbor & that structure was built by the first Anglican Bishop of Ceylon , Bishop Chapmen. The best advice I... More 

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1 Thank Seilani
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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130 reviews
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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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Thank jthatparan j
Sydney
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34 reviews
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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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