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Visited in morning before going to cricket. We were the only visitors. Cathedral church was impressive. So peaceful compared to the centre of Galle, 5 minutes walk away. Unusual to see windows without glass. Well worth the walk up the hill.
In the summer of 2018 we (Dutch familie of 4, kids 13 and 18) travelled to discover the beauties of Sri Lanka.
It must have been the temperature, but climbing up to the church was quite an effort. Arriving at the church it was not...More
We saw this beautiful church while walking on the ramparts of Galle Fort and felt it was worth a visit. It's a long way from the fort on foot so you'll need a car or to take a tuk tuk.
Lovely location on a height,...More
The only information I got about this church was that is was built in the late 19th century. But a plaque on top of the church states 1874 which I assume is when it was completed. My longtime Galle-resident friend Nasser Hussain took me to...More
Our guide/driver took us in to view the colourful glass (some of it original), the inscriptions and the features.
I loved the old pump-organ. It died years ago and is in need of repair. There is another organ too.
Some of the inscriptions were rather...More
This is a beautiful and imposing place of worship - the main centre of Roman Catholicism in Galle - being the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Galle. Built at the end of the 19th century it is dedicated to the blessed Virgin Mary. It...More
Majestically perched above a hill overlooking the Fort, Saint Mary's Church stands proud as perhaps the only Catholic edifice in Galle. The church is beautiful but the one I got really interested with is the very modernist, almost brutalist structure attached to the church on...More
My first sight of St. Mary's was from Galle Fort this morning and I wanted a closer look.
My driver cum guide drove us there late morning when we realised Mass was in progress.
The Mass was being said in Sinhala and the church was...More