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Dutch Reformed Church

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Address: Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 360861
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Charming ! The Interior will delight the visitor!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
SujaJai
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 add to the mystique!

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Dunsborough, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 length of life in years, months, weeks and days and there's an especially lovely one to Mary Cecilia Twynam from the officers she helped. There is... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Tuesday 6th October and we took the local bus from our Hotel, Riu Sri Lanka in Ahungalla,  to Galle, it took about 1 hour journey and cost 60 SR Rupees, about 30p, each, single fare. While walking around the Fort in Galle, we came across this Church, it was just down the road, on Church Street from the bigger and taller... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Well worth a visit. There are lots of gravestones on the floor of the church dating from the Dutch colonial days and others on the wall from the British era. The Dutch ones date from the 1700's and most people died from tropical diseases, many of them at a young age.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

During the 1600s the Dutch maritime fleet traded around the world and established forts at key trading posts. Galle in Sri Lanka is one of those sites and the fort they built is a fantastic representation of forts throughout the Spice Route. Spend 1-2 hours walking through the city and another 45 minutes at the Maritime and Archeology Museum (... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Beautiful Historical Church located in Galle fort area. Its a good place for people who love history and architecture, Beautifully maintained church, you can spend some time and take some photographs.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Unfortunately when we went it was overloaded with tour bus visitors....many of whom did not bother that they were in a place of worship...loud mouthed, hat wearing, mini shorted. Sorry, it's a beef of mine. Apart from that little rant, this was a lovely part of Galle Fort history not to be missed.

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very peacefull small church in Galle Fort. Lots of graves so you can feel history. I found 2 polish surnames there!

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Thank Mariusz P
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This church has an interesting interior and an even more interesting floor. Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

While waiting for a museum to open I wandered around the downtown Basel area and happened upon the Dutch Reformed Church. This 14th century Gothic style church is the final resting place of famed philosopher Erasmus. Both the exterior and interior are work of art and the stained glass windows are magnificent. There is a beautiful mural adorning the ceiling... More 

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