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Galle Fort

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The history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with...more
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Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Galle Fort is a must see for anyone travelling in southern provinces. Full of history- Portuguese, Dutch and English. Churches , mosques and temples. Beautiful early Dutch colonial houses many sympathetically restored. A walk on ramparts highly recommended especially around sunset. Plenty of places for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank The G
Reviewed yesterday

Galle Fort is just one of those places you have to have been. just relax and enjoy. There are still corners that are not overrun by tourists and there is always the seawall to watch the ocean

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rikdjong
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice day out. A bit of a drive with traffic if taking the costal road From Colombo. Taking the expressway home was half the time. Lots of tourists when you arrive. Bring water and sun protection as there is nowhere to take cover. Nice pictures...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidwH5800XK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Galle fort is a place for all those who like to spend a day, eat good food and of course, snap a few pics for the 'gram. It has a great variety of places to eat and a great selection of Sri Lankan souvenirs. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mithoda03
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fort walls have a really great view of the sunset and with pedlar street running off it makes for a nice few hours of shopping and grappling a bite to eat!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wishinwashin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very upmarket shopping district within the walls but some beautifully laid out shops and restaurants, some being quite expensive. Colonial Dutch feel with lovely buildings. The fort walls themselves offer great photo ops to tourists with friendly cricket matches to watch on the west...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Siobhan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just love the Fort. It really is a world class heritage location. Where else can one find a living piece of history that is real and not like a theme park or a movie set. The small cobble stone streets have so much character. There's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tropictrav
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice to walk around the ramparts or watch people playing cricket, would be awesome if they banned motor vehicles. Across the road from the international cricket stadium

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its absolutely like a different country within Sri Lanka. You will be amazed with the rich colonial architecture and beautiful beach. There are many cozy and elegant coffee shops to small restaurants all over the fort.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lak_Sur
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like historical monuments and rocks this is the place to visit. The old town is really near with great place to eat and dos ome sovenier shoppings.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Juho T
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1 January 2018|
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Response from yohanhewage | Reviewed this property |
It’s always open and without any charges
21 December 2016|
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Response from Moksha P | Reviewed this property |
hi there so many. good restaurants on the peddlers street if you walk all of them are roadside restaurants which serves good food but if you want sea food peddlers in cafe is good
susan g
28 April 2016|
Response from vishwa8587 |
There is a one inside all saint church