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Dutch Reformed Church, Galle
(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Dutch Reformed Church a centerpiece of your Galle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Galle itinerary planner.
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  • Tombstones cover the floor of the church. The stained glass windows, the huge organ make the ambience warm. 
  • Visiting the Dutch Reformed Church is a must when visiting Gall Fort area. The hexagonal pulpit, a unique mural tablet, great woodwork using Malayan wood stand out. Burial Chambers (now restored) also...  more »
  • The stained glass windows in this quiet peaceful Church are old and not very spectacular. It's the tributes on the walls, most dating from the 18th century, that are so touching. Several give the leng...  more »