Galle Fort, Galle

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. Arrange your visit to Galle Fort and discover more family-friendly attractions in Galle using our Galle trip planner .
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  • Lovely area to explore. Lots of lovely boutique shops, souvenir shops, restaurants and cafes. A must visit is Isle Of Gelato and Calorie Counters.  more »
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site.. Galle Dutch Fort Is A Largest Remaining European Fortress Of Only On Asia. ***** Visit & Get Amazing, Unforgettable Travelling Experience For Your Life.  more »
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