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Galle Fort, Galle

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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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  • We really enjoyed the walk on the fort and the short visit of the small city with all its cafes and shops.  more »
  • It has nothing to do with the rest of the places we had visited in Sri Lanka! A fortress where colonial houses where hotels of luxury, restaurants and souvenir shops are now hosted! well worth the visit!
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  • This destination holds so much in store for travelers. From digging up some history to walking around old streets and browsing through many little shops, with great food and lovely sites like the wall...  more »
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