Historical Churches

Negombo is home to a large Catholic community that has its roots from colonial times. Being sometimes called 'Little Rome' Negombo is the hub for catholic culture and boasts of nearly 50 churches and shrines; the more popular ones being the St Mary’s Church with its attractive paintings, St. Sebastian's Church the architecture of which is similar to the Reems Cathedral in France and the St. Stephen's Church by the picturesque lagoon are just a few of them. There are many church activities such as the colourful processions taking place during the year and if you are lucky you too can be part of it.