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Dutch Reformed Church

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Address: Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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A Historic Church

Another venue in Galle which I had heard of and was keen to visit. I came here this morning after finishing with Galle Fort and The Lighthouse. The stained glass windows, pulpit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Another venue in Galle which I had heard of and was keen to visit. I came here this morning after finishing with Galle Fort and The Lighthouse. The stained glass windows, pulpit, organ, and gravestones are all a sight to behold. The Church is 260 years old and is well maintained both inside and outdoors. No service in progress with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Dutch reformed church, with its flagstone floor of graves (just like in Banda Neira, Indonesia) stained glass windows, pulpit, and organ is a must see place in Galle Fort. Don't miss the graves outside in the church yard, and the underground passage to the Governor's House.

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Thank Alan S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Though it is a church it was like haunted (Because of grave stones). That is why i like this place. Thank god there was children who were decorating the church for Christmas. That made the place alive and less haunted.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Tombstones cover the floor of the church. The stained glass windows, the huge organ make the ambience warm.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 1 December 2016

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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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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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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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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