Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

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#2 of 22 in Historic Sites in Galle District
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Located within a historic fort on a hill overlooking Colombo, Dutch Reformed Church serves as a reminder of the Dutch rule in Ceylon and appeals to anyone interested in Sri Lankan colonial history. Built in 1749, the church features a simple interior with wooden chairs and benches. If you prefer to stay outdoors during your visit, walk through the church cemetery, where you can see many tombstones with well-preserved epitaphs. Arrange your visit to Dutch Reformed Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Galle using our Galle online day trip planner.
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  • Peaceful church right in the centre of Galle. Definitely recommend anyone visiting Galle to make time to visit. 
    Peaceful church right in the centre of Galle. Definitely recommend anyone visiting Galle to make time to visit.  more »
  • Well maintained little church. Lots if history. Don't rush a visit drink it in. Catacombs and secret passages, now blocked. 
    Well maintained little church. Lots if history. Don't rush a visit drink it in. Catacombs and secret passages, now blocked.  more »
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  • Most iconic church in galle fort and one must walk inside to get the full of it. Phenomenal
  • We’re so glad that we met Mr Sudath, who is a church employee, and explained very well this church, its history, and almost all the church building items. I think the Galle Fort management should learn from this gentleman how to be a humble, knowledgeable guide for all the buildings in the fort complex. If you happen to visit this church, do make sure that you meet this gentleman and ask for a tour. It’s worth spending at least half an hour to listen to his explanations and to agree on each of the Dutch histories on the church items. Ask from the dog symbol on one of the floor grave plaques to the wedge shape steel plate in the roof structure. He explained all.

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