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Galle Fort

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The history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with...more
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Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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During the early afternoon, we explored the Old Dutch Hospital and Lighthouse side of the Fort. At sunset, we visited the side that was at a much higher elevation near the clock tower, hotels, restaurants and shops. The Galle Fort sections that we visited were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well this is the old time Portuguese fort which has now been developed into a nice tourist spot ...you can roam around the ramparts of the fort which is sea facing and an evening outing can really be very enjoyable ..there are a lot of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kapoorpankaj29
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited a few days ago and found that it was very beautiful! It was a cool, sunny day as everyone was walking along the beach’s boardwalk next to the fort. It wasn’t very crowded and busy, but well worth it. I enjoyed the views...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JaleesaCollins
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely allow yourself quite a bit of time to walk around and explore the area. Super busy towards sunset. Numerous cafes/shops nearby. Really neat to see the fort and take in the history of the area. Highly recommend visiting!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SLVS-22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you walk early in the morning, or later afternoon for sunset. It’s a very hot stroll at any other time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Magglington
Reviewed 3 days ago

The fort and clocktower (next to the Gall Cricket Ground) is a great place to start exploring the old town. We walked the whole Old Town in a morning and finished with some cold beers at "A minute by tuk tuk" - great view of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NickWhite_12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fabulous evening wandering around the old town. We stopped for great coffee at Pedlars then a meal at the Pasta factory which was delicious and an ice cream from one of the many ice cream shops. Definite a place to be visited

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank christinefromkos
Reviewed 4 days ago

Half a day spent here walking around the ramparts and nosing in the overpriced shops would probably be enough.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martyn P
Reviewed 4 days ago

As you enter its a different world all together . It transport you to that Dutch era. Beautifully preserved most converted into hotels and cafes,boutiques. Its wonderful to walk in those narrow lanes and by lanes.As you reach the edge yo climb up the steps...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank debaprasadbose
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great historical area on the south of Sri-Lanka with beautiful narrow streets of old town and amazing views on Indian Ocean.

Date of experience: February 2019
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1 January 2018|
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Response from yohanhewage | Reviewed this property |
It’s always open and without any charges
21 December 2016|
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Response from m0kip007 | Reviewed this property |
hi there so many. good restaurants on the peddlers street if you walk all of them are roadside restaurants which serves good food but if you want sea food peddlers in cafe is good
susan g
28 April 2016|
Response from vishwa8587 |
There is a one inside all saint church