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Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

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#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Galle District
Church Tourist Spot
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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  • I took few of my friends on a cycling tour in Fort and visited this Dutch reformed church Since they are from Holland they admired the epic location Floor paved from grave stones and it's amazing Old ...  more »
  • Beautiful old church wich aromas from the past .... Should be on the list ! Graves on church floor..something havent seen before.. nit sure how to feel about it ...but its a must see :)  more »
  • Great place to visit with staff attentive and more than eager to answer questions. They went out of their way to explain the detailed tombstones on the ground and age of monuments within.  more »
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  • Honestly, this place was just too run down and small to make it a worthwhile sight.
  • Historical architectural heritage archeological Halle fort after 434 years stand strong
  • Nice ancient building with great looking...

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Where to stay in Galle

A handful of accommodations can be found within the walls of the historic fort at Galle, including upmarket hotels and simple guesthouses, although the relatively few options usually can't cater to the number of visitors to the old town. Unless you reserve your spot well in advance, chances are you'll be looking just north of the fort where, closer to the waterfront, sit a range of upscale boutiques with sea views, and further back, a good number of simpler guesthouses and hotels. Nearby beach towns, and Colombo, remain popular places to stay among visitors just wanting to take a day trip to Galle.
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