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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  • Visited in March 2019 with family. The fort is just a bunch of walls pulled in different directions. But, yes, it is spread out over a big parcel of land. You can enjoy watching the sea waves. That's ...  more »
  • Best place for relax your evening at fort. Beautiful sunset, sea smell and old architecture will reminded back years of sri lanka.  more »
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