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St. Mary's Cathedral


26P7+93W, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka



+94 912 222 490

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4.70 (227 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Sunday: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Monday: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Friday: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 6 am to 7 pm


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  • 5Pahi s. 4 months ago
    St. Mary's Cathedral in Galle, Sri Lanka is a beautiful and historic church that is definitely worth a visit. The cathedral's stunning architecture and intricate details are truly breathtaking, and the serene atmosphere makes it a great place for reflection and prayer. One of the things that sets St. Mary's Cathedral apart is its location. Situated in the heart of Galle Fort, the cathedral is surrounded by charming cobblestone streets and historic buildings that transport you back in time. It's a great place to explore on foot, and the cathedral is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Sri Lanka's rich history and culture. Whether you are a devout Catholic or simply appreciate historical architecture, St. Mary's Cathedral is a must-visit destination in Galle. Its stunning beauty, rich history, and peaceful atmosphere make it a truly special place to visit.

  • 5S. 4 months ago
    Beautiful catholic shrine close to Galle Centre. Definitely worth visiting while sightseeing the city.

  • 5Abundia H. 5 months ago
    Best church in Galle .very historical ,great location ,must visit .so beautiful .

  • 5Lisa M. 5 months ago
    For me the most beautiful catholic church in the south of Sri Lanka

  • 5s e s h a. 8 months ago
    My family and I are originally from Sri Lanka but currently live in the USA. We were visiting SL and celebrating our wedding anniversary on Saturday January 7th so since we were staying in a beach resort close to Galle, we decided to attend Saturday evening mass. The mass was at 5:30pm on Saturday and we were not sure if it would be crowded or not so we arrived early and there was only us and one other family in the church. By the time Mass started, there a two more people who showed up so basically the church was 90% empty which was surprising to us. This was an English mass and the priest spoke perfect English, we had no issues understanding him. At the end of mass, my wife asked if he would be willing to bless us for our anniversary and he gave us a very nice blessing along with my family. He was in no hurry and spent the time to make sure our blessing was thorough and we really appreciated it. I would recommend this church to anyone who is looking to attend an English Catholic mass while in Galle. I cannot comment on masses in other languages because I did not attend any of those but based on the English mass I would assume all their masses are just as nice.

  • 5Venujan S. 8 months ago
    Saint Mary's cathedral is one of the historical and beautiful church in Galle.

  • 5Shawn S. 9 months ago
    A Picturesque and Beautiful Cathedral with a lovely Mother Mary Grotto... The Alter looked so Glorious and Resplendent. Enjoyed a lovely Sunday morning Holy Mass.

  • 5Sandun R G. 11 months ago
    Every Aloysian having lot of memories with this awesome beautiful church. ❤️

  • 5Lakshan C. 1 year ago
    Such a clam place

  • 5sandun f. 1 year ago
    One of beautiful cathedral in Sri Lanka.

  • 3Dinuka W. 2 years ago
    This used to be a good cathedral But recently things went down

  • 5Idea M. 2 years ago
    Beautiful place

  • 5Юрий �. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Was there in 2017. Calm down there. I plan to visit it in the future. (Original) Был там в 2017 году. Спокойно там. Планирую в будущем еще побывать там.

  • 5Mithila R. 2 years ago
    The place which gave us two Sunday masses when it was not possible in Colombo. Thank you? Fr. Jude Sampath for welcoming us at the Cathedral...

  • 5Mithila R. 2 years ago
    The Eucharist is only a Highway away!!!

  • 5රජිත් නන්දන Rajith N. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Motherland protecting the country from the south ..... (Original) දකුණු දිශවෙන් රට රකින මව් තුරුල.....🌺🌺🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • 5Vasana G. 3 years ago
    Best church in galle. Roman catholic church . In kaluwella galle

  • 5Andrew M. 3 years ago
    Very beautiful Church in Galle. Went here for a wedding and it was beautiful. They have plenty of parking right down the road from the church. The church itself is very beautiful and has an ancient styled interior. They have a pipe organ upstairs and the choir played really well.

  • 5kalindu s. 3 years ago
    This is the cathedral for the diocese of Galle. You can have a great time with here peaceful calm nature, there is a house of jesuits father's nearby , caritas sed galle nearby and you can have the car parking facility. Great and spiritual place ....

  • 5Rocky F. 3 years ago
    Such a quite place for praying in the mid of city

  • 5Ashley V. 3 years ago

  • 4Évi T. 3 years ago
    This Reformatic Church & area is nice, but nothing special. Perfect place to pray.

  • 5Chamath D. 3 years ago
    Very beautiful Cathedral. Located at a hill site.

  • 5Romein N. 3 years ago
    This is the main church in Galle. This church is serving as a cathedral to galle roman catholic diocese. Church is built with black rocks on a small mountain. You can watch galle fort and town from here. Church has old graveyard in colonial era. Church building is old morethan 150 years. Church dedicated to our lady of holy rosary. Celebrates its feast on the second sunday of october each year.

  • 5Fathima Z. 3 years ago
    One of the most beautiful places in galle

  • 5Kev P. 3 years ago
    Fantastic place to visit, just near the Galle city, you drive all the way to the top and plenty parking.

  • 4AVRIL S. 3 years ago
    Beautiful Church

  • 4Josh M. 3 years ago
    Nice Catholic Church

  • 5Shalitha L. 3 years ago
    Cathedral of Galle. Nice place to visit.

  • 5Laade E. 3 years ago
    The most beautiful Portuguese Church in Galle for Catholics.. Still keeping old glorious past ...

  • 5Sam H. 3 years ago
    Nice and artistic church. Peaceful, nice and very beautiful place

  • 5abdul n. 3 years ago
    Cool and relax place

  • 5Seymiyon S. 3 years ago
    Hail Mary..So Lovely..I Love amma

  • 5Rushmore F. 3 years ago
    Good for catholics

  • 3Sandaruwan Withanage - B. 3 years ago
    Beautiful place

  • 5Jim S. 4 years ago
    The oldest church in Sri Lanka. Beautiful and great history.

  • 5Hirusha N. 4 years ago
    It is one of hearted place i visited

  • 5veronica C L. 4 years ago
    Beautiful environment. .peaceful worship place

  • 5Anant K. 4 years ago
    One of the most beautiful church in galle made by Portuguese.there is enough place for people and good news is they are restoring this place to maintain it's beauty.

  • 4AKASH S. 4 years ago
    An old cathedral. Has the old majesty...

  • 5Joy F. 4 years ago
    One of Beautiful church in sri lanka

  • 5Aneesha G. 4 years ago
    Place to make memories

  • 4Pravini S. 4 years ago
    Nice and artistic church ⛪🌸❤️

  • 4Roger A. 4 years ago
    nice church from outside but nothing special inside..

  • 5Devapriya P. 4 years ago
    Really old and valuable place lots of souvenirs to see

  • 5Thanuja K. 4 years ago
    Lovely ancient Cathedral

  • 5Randika D. 4 years ago
    Historical place

  • 5Adithya K. 4 years ago
    It's really good and nice place

  • 3Domiana P. 4 years ago
    Very good

  • 5Mahesh N. 4 years ago
    good, peaceful place

  • 5sosanna S. 4 years ago
    Catholic Church 😍 I love it

  • 4Nikhil M. 4 years ago
    Nice place. Very quiet with good architecture.

  • 4Isuru S. 4 years ago
    The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary (Sinhala: Galla Santha Mariya Asana Dewu Mædura), is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a landmark in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka. The cathedral was built by the Society of Jesus at the end of the 19th century. The first bishop was the Belgian Jesuit Joseph Van Reeth. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Galle. The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a landmark in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka. The cathedral was built by the Society of Jesus at the end of the 19th century. The first bishop was the Belgian Jesuit Joseph Van Reeth.

  • 5Kusal J. 4 years ago
    Peaceful environment Closer to town Visible to most of the scenic places in Galle

  • 5RT B. 5 years ago
    Nice Cathedral under renovation on top of the hill in a calm part of the city.

  • 5Salithra P. 6 years ago
    One of the largest catholic churches in the southern Sri Lanka, built on 1874. It is the cathedral of Galle diocese. Situated on a cliff in Galle city over looking the galle town which the buildings cover most of its stunning views. I ❤️the church and its architecture.

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  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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