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Wolvendaal Church

Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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Wolfendhal Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 360577
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sexton will visit with you and show you around, answering questions. Very pleasant gentleman. The church is a treasure of history. The woodwork and structure is amazing. The gravestones and markers are not all well preserved and need attention. Good place to donate for improvements...More

Thank 4amy2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wolvendaal Church is an old Dutch Colonial Protestant Church in Pettah near the busy market. Its Dutch architecture is still protected. It is a free entry for foreigner. The church was built in 1749 by the Dutch. Many tombs are found outside the church ranging...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Never having been there on previous trips I thought I should at least have a look. It was interesting to see the historical features. Hardly an architectural or artistic wonder but still worth the finding. The surrounding streets were fascinating, as was teh Pettah on...More

Thank Jim6307
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the oldest buildings in colombo city. Its a throwback to the old Dutch colonial rulers who inhabited the city in 1600s. Built in the mid 1700s, this rusty old church still stands as a proud monument of a bygone era. Well worth...More

Thank Colombotrek
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the old colonial style church in Colombo.Thr architecture is very pretty. A good place to visit.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Perhaps the most interesting Colonial building in Colombo this exquisite Dutch church was completed in 1757. The building once sat in a swampy area known as the wolf's dale due to the mistaken belief that packs of roaming Jackals were in fact wolves. It now...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Wolvendaal Church (Wolvendaalse Kerk) is located in Pettah, a neighbourhood of Colombo. It is one of the most important Dutch Colonial era buildings in Sri Lanka, and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the country. Visited this place in the...More

Thank drjavedrasheed
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This old church must have been a beautiful building once upon a time.Now it is in dire straits - crumbling and needs urgent repair to maintain its history

Thank Gayatri G
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This looks to be a pretty old church. Worth a visit. But you get a feeling that this church can be maintained better.

Thank karthick2015
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This cherch is build on durch period. very wonderful place to tourists. this church is build in that period in the highest place in Colombo( Sri Lanka)

Thank fhanifdeen
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