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Dutch Reformed Church

The historic Dutch Reformed Church, tucked away inside Matara Fort, was built by the Dutch in 1706 and is one of the oldest Protestant churches in Sri Lanka. Modeled on a similar Church in Galle Fort, this plain and simple building may have been constructed on the foundations of an earlier church, with at least one of its gravestones dating back to the mid 17th Century. The church's somewhat austerely Calvinist heritage is much in evidence, with simple round arches on the windows and an unpretentious southern pillared verandah, with the entrance in the center.
Dutch Reformed Church
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