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“Unique & Charming Piece of Architecture”

Dutch Reformed Church
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Having walked around the Galle Fort, our driver took us to the Dutch Reform Church, which is also situated within the Galle Fort area.
The Dutch Reform Church was built nearly 250 to 300 years ago and is significant landmark visited by many tourists. The church we were told had undergone several major changes during the British occupation and a fair amount of restoration has been carried out more recently.
The building is very well maintained and I thought was a charming piece of architecture.
It is a very important part of Sri Lankan history, highlighting the influence European occupation has had on the island.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Well worth a visit and if you are lucky the priest will give you a guided tour... gives you an insight to the Dutch history of the area

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Without a doubt, this is an important part of historical fabric of Galle. It is rather well-maintained inside and out, and from look of things, almost all tour groups come here. You get to see graves of people who are buried within its compound and headstones being used as part of floor inside the Church. What I love about the Church is seeing humanity that's humming outside especially when the school finished in late afternoon.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Well maintained Church with a vast amount of history to back up. Worth the watch & dont forget to have a peek at the exit hideouts.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you have any interest in history and the lives (and deaths) of those gone before, this is a fascinating church. It reflects the history of Galle fort, housing Dutch and British tombs alongside each other inside and outside the church, which is charming and very well kept.

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