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Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

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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. 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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  • This is an old Dutch Church. There are several people buried in the Church, many women and children and the deck plates are very well preserved and everything in the old Dutch written very nice to see.
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  • Historic church with fascinating tombs. The colonials certainly left their mark. Drop by if you can.  more »
  • The historic church, built by the Dutch in the 18th century settlers during the period of occupation of this area by the Dutch. The oldest church of Sri Lanka according to our guide. There are very beautiful tombs, with representations of death and titles of those who have the honor to be buried there. It's poignant, imagine life at the time. They died not old: 45-55 years old. This church is worth a visit.
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