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“A MOST ENJOYABLE VISIT WITH SO MUCH HISTORY.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church
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Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour
Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Galle
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Rockdale, Australia
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“A MOST ENJOYABLE VISIT WITH SO MUCH HISTORY.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

After spending a couple of hours sightseeing around Galle on Tuesday 20/08/13 my excellent taxi driver suggested I take a look inside the old Dutch Church, I'm so glad i took his advise !!! A most enjoyable visit & spent 45 min's taking in the amazing history & relaxed peaceful atmosphere, spent 10 min's walking outside & reading the head stones, a great location & worth visiting. All donations to the church are appreciated.

Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • Hebrew first
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Simple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Not much to this building inside or out - quite simple really. It is something every tourist does so I guess this is one place that everyone comes to.

Visited September 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Deep in history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

A historical church and def a must see in Galle. The grounds inside & outside are full of gravestones. Just reading all the names & dates on the gravestone would given you an idea on the history of the ppl who lived and died in Galle. May be a little morbid to some but in a historical sense, it's very interesting.
The interior of the church is very old, wt an organ and a pulpit. It's not a very large church but very interesting. The caretaker of the church was very helpful in giving a little bit of background and history behind this church.
Worth visiting .

Visited August 2013
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“Morbid but nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

The church is filled with gravestones and graves, and sometimes you are actually walking on top of them which is kind of Morbid. The architecture is nice. There is a caretaker who yo ucan ask questions, its a so so place if you are in to gravestones!

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The gravestones are remarkable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Visit the church both inside and out to view centuries old gravestones, some with skull and cross-bone insignias.

Visited June 2013
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