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“Wonderful Church”
Review of Wolvendaal Church

Wolvendaal Church
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$41.25*
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Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk
Ranked #33 of 151 things to do in Colombo
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Once set on a lot more land, the DRC at Wolvendaal is now "squeezed" into an odd shaped piece of land, traffic all around, that's progress i suppose. I visited on a very hot day (aren't they all in Colombo?) and it was some relief to go inside. Beautiful stained glass, headstones telling the history not only of the church, but Ceylon / Sri Lanka itself. Doesn't take long to get there, you don't have to spend oodles of time there, but well worth a visit. Photography is allowed, but be respectful, AND make sure you give a few Rs to help with up keep of the church please?

Thank orchTraralgon
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I've been to this church twice, once for a wedding and the second time with Colombo City Walks. This is a very interesting church with old photographs, eerie grave markers of those who died of disease and walled up secret tunnels. There isn't much in the way of interpretive material so you really need a guide to get the best out of a visit here.

Thank NarenG
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

It brings back the memories of good old colonisation of Dutch.. I have read meany books about dutch and british men ruling Sri Lanka... and how much they have influenced the culture and architecture of Sri Lanka.. and this is a living proof for the same~

1  Thank Tropical15041982
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

the man who was looking after the church was enthousiastic telling about the history of the church and the Dutch in Sri Lanka.

2  Thank Robert v
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

if you are in to Dutch period this is a must see, the church need a renovation , may be dutch should help to preserve there historic value

1  Thank Amendra
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