Galle Fort Clock Tower, Galle

#3 of 22 in Historic Sites in Galle District
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
When exploring the fort, stop for a moment to admire the incredible architecture of Galle Fort Clock Tower. The people of Galle paid to build the tower in memory of Doctor Peter Daniel Anthonisz, a prominent local surgeon renowned for his humanitarian work. This landmark overlooks the former guard room, known as the "Moon Bastion," and stands out as a prominent feature of the city's historical fort. Hire a guide to gain an insight into some local stories surrounding the landmark. Put Galle Fort Clock Tower into our Galle holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Galle.
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  • This is an attractive clock tower relatively easy to find at the top of a stone ramp on the fortifications in the South-West corner of Galle fort. From here you get good views both out to sea and...  more »
  • The Clock Tower is in a great section of the Fortifications and has some interesting statues depicting the Dutch military occupation of the Fort back in the 1600's. From the Tower the ramparts jut...  more »
  • The Fort is really nice. Grab a cold beer in town at the wine shop, open till 21. less than half of the price then in the bars in the fort (250rps vs 550). Put it in a bag and enjoy a beautiful low cost sunset ;)
  • What a stunning location. Old architecture, sprawling views of the sea and a great place to catch sunsets. The long walking paths by the sea are a great way to see the place.

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