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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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  • The stunning views of the Indian Ocean, the small alleys and interesting shops and cafes , makes this is an interesting trip 
  • As we're from Holland we were excited to see the old Fort which was originally build by the Dutch. Too bad that the buildings inside have not been preserved too well (there are always exceptions). And...  more »
  • Nice restaurants and shops. Great place to walk around with an ice cream cone. Quaint and touristy. Quite safe.