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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. Use our Galle trip planner to add Galle Fort and other attractions to your Galle vacation plans.
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Duration: 2 to 4 hours
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$85 BOOK WITH VIATOR Galle sightseeing tour Galle sightseeing tour
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$70 BOOK WITH VIATOR Southern Sightseeing Tour - Gall Dutch Fort, Sea Turtles & more.. Southern Sightseeing Tour - Gall Dutch Fort, Sea Turtles & more..
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Galle Fort reviews
A nice calm place to be. There are lot to learn about colonial time of Sri Lanka. The Fort was build by Portuguese and then conqured by Dutchs. Finally it is being ruled by Englishmen.
A nice calm place to be. There are lot to learn about colonial time of Sri Lanka. The Fort was build by Portuguese and then conqured by Dutchs. Finally it is being ruled by Englishmen. more »
The fort is an amazing place to walk around. It has signs here and there with information about the fort, which was built and added to by different countries. While it's not all there anymore, what.... more
The fort is an amazing place to walk around. It has signs here and there with information about the fort, which was built and added to by different countries. While it's not all there anymore, what.... more »
Beautiful historical structure that is quite large! It is surrounded by the ocean and cute shops. It’s nice to simply walk around and take in the historic charm. It’s also a great place to enjoy eating at the many fantastic restaurants inside the fort! It’s free to enter the fort premises too!
Very nice place with lots of space to spend time with your loved ones. It has different types of locations and activities inside the fort. Light house, sea jumping, street food, street walking are some of them. They have more than enough parking slots available inside the fort. There are many hotels inside the fort where you can stay for affordable prices. If you are walking with kids inside fort near to the sea, better be cautious and keep an eye on them, as it's deep sea closer to the walking path.
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