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Sea St, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was able to visit San Sebastián on September 6, 2019. There were 4 military personnel guarding the entrance, but no metal detectors. As you can see from my photo, renovations appear to be almost complete. The military has rebuilt the church and they’ve been...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KPLLCF
Reviewed April 21, 2019

The Catholic communtiy in Negombo is vibrant, numerous and devout. Of the churches there, St Sebastian's has the most inspiring community, the most welcoming and outgoing involvement with the town and all its people Its priests are dedicated not only to parish work, but also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

The largest concentration of Catholic Churches in Sri Lanka can be found in Negombo. We had initially planned on stopping by and taking a peek inside but ended up staying for over half an hour because a wedding was taking place. It was fun watching...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The building looks majestic and a bit imposing. The interior gives a pleasant feel as is essential for a church. Looks quite old but could not verify the history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anand G
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place with the beautiful architecture. Visited during the day before it gets crowded. While you in Negombo, this place is one of the icons.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WanderlustUnicorn
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I'm not going to tell you that you will be visiting a gothic middle age European superb church, it's a church worth visiting because of its architectural design outside and simply because there aren't so many big churches in Sri Lanka. Try to see it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charbel C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Similar to Reims Cathedral in France you will find this church near the beach on San Sebastian Street. St. Sebastian is the patron saint of the city and construction started in 1936 but took 10 years to complete.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed March 3, 2018

One of the latest additions of churches of 'Little Rome' recently constructed in the 30s-40s. The vast area caters as a school for the locals.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MFD_1980
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Well built (to the glory of God) in the gothic style, and well maintained.I have known this area for over 60 years and have seen improvements over the years. I last visited in January 2018. St Sebastian is the patron saint of Negombo and much...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ralphrulach
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Negombo is mostly catholic and this church is important for the community. The gardens outside are pretty, in the gardens one can see the stations of the cross with sculptures made by local artists. The gardens and the church were beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Frauke R
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