Galle Fort, Galle
Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Tours, Tourist Spots
Visit the World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, a historic 16th-century fortress noted for its well preserved walls and Dutch colonial architecture. Jutting out into the sea on the Bay of Galle, the fort was built in 1588 by Portuguese settlers, while the Dutch solidified it and populated its walls from the early 17th century until the British took over. Take a stroll along the narrow streets and alleys of the fortified city, admire the typical Dutch-style buildings, or take a guided tour to learn more about its history. Today, a museum, as well as many charming shops and cafes, can be found in the fort's interior. Plan to visit Galle Fort and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Galle attractions using our Galle vacation trip planner.
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Tuesday 6th October, we took the bus from our Hotel in Ahungalla, Riu Sri Lanka, to Galle. The bus journey took about 1 hour and cost 60 Rupees each (about 30p). The Fort is situated on the South We... read more »
This place is definitely worth a visit. It's just a shame to learn how it came about to be there. I'm very happy for Sri Lanka getting their independence. It's still an interesting place to visit and ... read more »
Recommended to visit. Definitely a tourist area and can be cooler in the shade of the streets compared to Galle itself. A good choice of shops and food places, but you will pay more Western prices. If... read more »
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