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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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  • While it was built in 1588, it has remained impressive with spectacular views!! Those who like to walk, breathe in the freshness of the ocean, this is the place. Younger children need to be supervised...  more »
  • The Fort is overwhelming. It is in good condition and easy to run. It has a beautiful view over the roofs of the old town and the sea. With a little luck you can observe sea turtles. Unfortunately also very crowded, because many Asian large groups and were on their way to school. Attention: you arrive by train, try a tug on the pretext that the Fort only makes up against 14: 00 to lure in the ready standing Tuk Tuks. Then more attractions to horrendous tuk tuk prices are offered or you end up constantly in souvenir shops. This simple kindly refuse and continue to run. In February it I can't believe there will be hot. So hats and sun cream Pack.
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  • This is the most visited place in galle although we were most interested in the overview of cricket stadium attached to the fort .It is here legendary Muthiah Muralidharan started his international ca...  more »