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Wolvendaal Church

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Address: Wolfendhal Street, Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Interesting from a historical view

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the way

Thank Jim6307
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the visit if you are a history buff interested in the artifacts of the Dutch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 sits on a busy urban street in a commercial and residential area. The church needs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 first week of December 2016 and this has a historical past and is worth visiting.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Manipal, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It comes on the way to the Airport and hence we took a chance to see the Church. Its very nice if you have the time.

Thank Nagnish
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Tucked away in the old city part of Colombo this Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1749 by the Dutch East India Company. It has weathered life in Colombo for all of these years and there are interesting points to see both inside and outside the church building. Of particular note are the gravestones of the Dutch settlers and colonists... More 

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