We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Message from TripAdvisor:Due to damage suffered in the attacks on Sri Lanka on April 21, St. Sebastian's Church is currently closed.
All photos (24)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Sea St, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience St. Sebastian’s Church
Reviews (26)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews patron saint sri lanka prayer catholic gothic
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
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
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
1  Thank Viaggi2000
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 92 nearby hotels
Hotel Sunset Beach
155 reviews
.17 miles away
Pledge Scape
66 reviews
.31 miles away
Golden Star Beach Hotel
425 reviews
.42 miles away
Palace Hotel
45 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 261 nearby restaurants
The Container beach restaurant
136 reviews
.15 miles away
Cafe Zen
79 reviews
.56 miles away
Sea Joy Restaurant
352 reviews
.47 miles away
Paloma restaurant
39 reviews
.60 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 682 nearby attractions
St. Mary's Church
437 reviews
.60 miles away
St. Anne's Church
27 reviews
.20 miles away
MBS Travel And Tours
14 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Sebastian’s Church staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines