St Lucia’s Cathedral
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Dedicated to Saint Lucy of Sicily, the cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo
St Lucia’s Cathedral was first established in 1760 and its present structure of gothic architectural style dates back to the late 1800s. Located in Kotahena, this popular place of worship has a rich history and cultural legacy. The structure has an unmistakeable facade with enormous columns and seven large statues adorning its top. The cross on the lantern is at the apex of the dome. Its famous, 4300-pound bell named 'Anthony Thomas', which was shipped from Marseille, France, has elaborate carvings of symbols, floral wreaths and holy figures. The cathedral's ornate and extensive inner space can accommodate thousands.