Dutch Reformed Church, Galle

4.1
#2 of 19 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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  • Old church, interesting in that it shows something of the Dutch history of the nation. Very close to good shopping.  more »
  • This church is ancient and, whilst having had some renovation, it could (like many churches) do with some work. Having said that it contains some interesting features such as organ, pulpit and stained...  more »
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  • Old Dutch time church ,that is the importance .
  • Located within Galle fort, Its one of the oldest protestant church. Liked the stained glass windows and beautiful carvings on stones inlaid in the floor.
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