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Dutch Reformed Church

Famously known as the Groote Kerk, the Dutch Reformed Church in Galle Fort was built in the year 1755 and is among the most eminent and oldest churches which are still in use on the island. Located down Church Street, this ancient church features gables on both western and eastern walls sans the tower. The architectural styles employed including the walls bear great similarity to the churches found in Cochin and Negapatnam in India. This Galle church was constructed on a Portuguese convent and also houses a small well-tended graveyard and crypt within its premises.