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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  • Great location of the fort along with sea shore. Fort gives great views of Galle cricket stadium. It has great spread to cover sea. Have got great diving location.  more »
  • This is our first time to Sri Lanka. Our friends recommended we stay inside the Galle fort. We ( 2 adults 2 boys aged 8 &10) had 3 nights here. We loved it. Bats, money's, people, Gelato, shops and th...  more »
  • Hi, The Galle Fort located 153 Km distance with 2,3 Hours direct driving from Colombo air port access express way. Also this is the wonder location to visit your trip with lots of activities. Better t...  more »
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