St Marys Cathedral Galle
Boasting an immaculate presence with a tranquil and spiritual ambience, The St. Mary’s Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a prominent landmark located at the heart of the city and it is frequented by devotees from around the island. Built during the latter part of the 1900s, the cathedral features strong colonial routes in its architecture and many architects state that it resembles the Victorian and neoclassical design movement. Jesuit Joseph Van Reeth, a Belgian was the Church’s first bishop. Since its establishment, it has been refurbished and modernized several times preserving its colonial looks.
The cathedral features stained glasses, and its interiors have been embellished by splendrous artworks. With its surreal interiors, devotees can engage in peaceful prayers and can escape from reality venturing into a spiritual realm. They could feel that they are closer to go than before while they are within the temple premises. Even if you are someone who doesn’t seek for spiritual wisdom you could feel the cathedral and its ambience instil a sense of peace within your mind. If you are planning to visit Galle during your time in Sri Lanka the St. Mary’s Cathedral is a must-visit attraction that should be added to your itinerary and in turn, you would certainly cherish the experience!