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Historic with a great view

Located right at the big courtyard just follow the signs to get to this place. The gardener showed... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
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Its worth to visit

This place has historical background and lots of stories, without knowing its background its... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Charitha G
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8 Jan 2018
“Historic with a great view ”
5 weeks ago
“Neglected site”
Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 246784
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Black Fort is a historic colonial site which is sadly neglected. It should be restored and made more accessible to visitors.

Thank hdias
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I visited with my friends and this is the first Fort built by Portuguese and called it Fortaleeza Nice view of Galle bay and historically very impotent place

Thank Chirath D
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This is a old Dutch architectural building in a state of decay.Not maintained properly. You can have look from outside and take a photo. I was not allowed in.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Located right at the big courtyard just follow the signs to get to this place. The gardener showed us around and gave us some of the history behind. Best part is the great view of Galle harbor.

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place has historical background and lots of stories, without knowing its background its useless trip. expect old wales and prison, and good view of Galle port and rumaswala mountain. before you visit I suggest vist archaeological office and museum, also National Maritime Museum few...More

Thank Charitha G
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Our Lonely Planet guidebook suggested including the Zwart Bastion (Black Fort) as part of a self-guided walking tour. However, despite our best efforts, you cannot get into it unless you are willing to trespass! We gave up and instead retraced our steps to the shady...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2015

very nice place. need special permission to enter. old dutch jails available. this was the first fort that built by Portuguese.

Thank Usiru
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This was well worth a visit , this is were all the Sir Lanka's watch cricket from as you over look the ground, we saw some big lizards here as well.

1  Thank Pauline337
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Dont get too excited by the black fort, nothing to look at apart from some run down police buildings and a pile of trash. Some work has to be done here, but if you look closely you will see some of the old masonry from...More

Thank william820
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The last vestige of the Portuguese settlement is tiny so make sure you get a map of Galle Fort to appreciate it and everything the Fort has to offer - so many nooks and crannies to explore. The Gallery at Fort Printers or the Serendipity...More

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