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Esplanade Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Interesting re the history, but is just another church - and disappointed in the 'donation' suggestion (as came to learn was common in Sri Lanka) - just put a price on entry and be open about it............. Not a stand alone place to visit ie...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank amr100
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is an old fort built by the Dutch during their rule.The architecture is good.This historical site is not maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We went here for al little while, it don't take a long time. We've seen it very fast. But if you are a Dutch... Then you have to see.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank J d
Reviewed 21 April 2018

There is hardly anything there other than a stone structure which housed the bell, on the top of a small hill. Apparently fort has been converted to prison. This place should be visited if you have dropped by at the Negombo Fish market-very close-by. Not...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jeeshan M
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The original fort was built by the Portuguese in 1640 but it was taken by the Dutch in 1672 but nowadays it is the prison so it is impossible to gain access unless you are incarcerated. However you can see the nearby clocktower, the outside...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Sadly, as others have commented, there isn't a great deal to see now. The main gate , as was, is undergoing renovation and the you go though to a courtyard for want of a better description, where groups of relatives gather waiting to be allowed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank rogerengland2014
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Locals could not say what or where it is. Someone told us, it's closed for repairs. It was strange, because I read about it in the internet, but even locals did not know about it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Not much is left of this fort and unfortunately, not much has been done to maintain it or restore it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Being a fan of ruins, this site didn't leave much for the imagination. An old left over clock tower that was difficult to reach and see, due to the constructions taking place.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank M_F_D_1980
Reviewed 9 February 2018

A glimpse of this site took the memory back to the age of voyages where Europeans were expanding to the east for trade and others. Could not compare with the scale of Galle or Jaffna forts of Sri Lanka but if properly conserved and fully...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kamal P
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