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Address: Beach Road, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
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Welcome to Our Lady of Matara Shrine

The venerated Shrine of Our Lady of...

Welcome to Our Lady of Matara Shrine

The venerated Shrine of Our Lady of Matara is enshrined in the one Church that stands facing the Indian Ocean in the city of Matara. The famed statue of Our Lady of Matara is taken in procession in a beautifully illuminated motor Chariot along the streets of the town.

                   

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A Welcome Peace

This is truly a special place. You can feel the peace from the moment you walk in. This is a place were you immediately feel at home. As mentioned before it is a miraculous... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2015
LStehling
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is truly a special place. You can feel the peace from the moment you walk in. This is a place were you immediately feel at home. As mentioned before it is a miraculous place. I highly recommend a visit. I must say the best place I have been since coming to Sri Lanka!! WOW!!

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Thank LStehling
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 28, 2015

This church is well worth visiting if you are in Matara town, where there is a significant Catholic population. It is situated right on the beach road with splendid views over the ocean and away from the hustle bustle of the noisy town centre. Dedicated to St Mary, the Church houses a 'miraculous' statue of Mary which is said to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 30, 2015

A miraculous statue that is well described by another TA member below so I won't repeat it. It was good to silently pray and invoke Mother Mary's guidance and assistance. Interceding with Christ, she won't let us down although not always in a timeframe that we nominate. There were quite a few locals similarly praying.

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Negombo, null, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place and really relaxing and infront of the church it's a really nice beach and the inside it's really nice and the stachue of mother Mary is a beauty and it's really old one with lots of mericals

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1 Thank Methmal
Mashhad, Iran
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Reviewed December 15, 2014

I visited Matara with Hesam as a friend and we had good leisure rest time in its beach.there are a center for supporting turtles near there. we had a very attractive time when we visited there.we should thanks Mr Kasun as a tour leader because of his trial to visiting there.

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Building is nice.but nothing to see special thing..however front beach is nice..i went twice this church

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited the church on the 13th of April 2014 with my family. It was very spiritual for me as well as my family. Pilgrims as well as devout Catholics as well as non - Christians / Catholics from all over Sri Lanka come to this church to petition for their special intentions as this church is a miraculous church.... More 

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