Built in 1874, it took 50 years to create this exquisite existence. The main body is a typical Roman Catholic church building in beige color. When you enter the courtyard, you will feel the solemn atmosphere of the church. There are also old people begging for you. There are no tourists. Several crows circle in the air, adding to the loneliness. The atrium is a dancing blue sutra, beside which there is a sacred god. Walking to the church door, I heard that the murals inside were exquisite, but I could not help but see the obvious hint that photography was forbidden, those wearing suspenders and shorts were not allowed to enter, and religious believers were scattered in the church. I had to look at the tall dome and colorful glass windows in their strange gaze. On a sunny day, it would be wonderful to hear a prayer singing in it.
It was unexpected that there was such a large church in the small area of Niganbu, which was built by the Dutch. The church is being repaired. The door on the second floor of the tower is locked. It is not convenient to take a panoramic view. Outside the church there are crows under the big trees. In Sri Lanka, crows are divine birds, which is the opposite of China.
Walking into this huge church, I immediately felt the grandeur and rich connotation of Western Catholicism. Huge murals, colourful sculptures, tall spaces, quiet atmosphere, gorgeous decorations, devout believers. What we see, hear and feel is the power and momentum of a religious belief. According to the introduction, Niganb was the center of Catholicism in Sri Lanka, so he was also known as Little Rome. The magnificent and magnificent church in front of us can well prove that it is really worthy of its name. While watching in the church, a group of kindergarten children, led by their teachers, came in line to the church. They also prayed silently in front of the preacher in a decent manner. It seems that the education of religious beliefs starts with dolls.
It is found that every time you go to church, you will encounter a wedding church, which is somewhat similar to the Rose Cathedral in Macau. It is a yellow Gothic Baroque style. In fact, I can't tell clearly that the churches in my impression are almost the same.
As one of the rare attractions in Niganbu, St. Mary's Church is in a good position. It's near the center of town and 0K environment. The doors are open with red, yellow, pink and white cuckoos. But when I go there on Monday, the doors are closed. It doesn't mean that if God closes a door for you, it will open a window for you. What about the window?
Most of the residents here believe in Roman Catholicism, so there are many churches. One of the biggest and most luxurious is St. Mary's Church. It is the most beautiful Gothic Church in Nigan Bu. It is magnificent and exquisite. The decoration of the church is solemn and elegant.
St. Mary Cathedral, the Anglican Church of St. Mary, was built in 1894 on the side of the Independence Square. It has a compact appearance and features of the early Gothic architecture in England. The interior and exterior walls are holy white. Designed by A.C. Norman, a famous Malayan architect during the British colonial period, the buildings are surrounded by independent squares such as the Royal Club of Selangor, the Kuala Lumpur Library, the National Museum of History, the Urban Art Corridor, the National Textile Museum and the Adusama Building in Sudan. There is a large organ inside the church, which has become a precious antique because it is very rare in the colonies. Way to get there: Take LRT to Masjid Jamek Station, cross Jiamei Mosque and arrive at Independence Square. St. Mary's Church is just north of Independence Square. Tickets: No.
St. Mary's Church is the largest and most beautiful church in Niganbu. The frescoes in the church are very beautiful. The church is open all day and people come to pray every day. Because of the British colonization, there are not a few Catholics in Sri Lanka nowadays, so many churches can be seen in the city of Niganb, large and small, almost every corner.