Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Galle District
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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  • The Church is really nice conserved. The graves on the floor with their Dutch named and birth- and death dates bring you back centuries ago when our e struggled to live their lives far away from home ...  more »
  • This place is mystical, beautiful flowering trees in the garden, very old tombstones, here you can feel a little bit of the past. The Church is very nice, especially the look on the floor, she captivated me.
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  • Build another Dutch period as most of the buildings in the neighborhood. Really liked it. It is located near the lighthouse
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