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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 today via mobile

Very nice place to spend a day or two. Lot of very good restaurants and boutiques. The most restaurant close at 10pm

Thank Mirko C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a couple of pleasant hours at Galle Fort. The place had a great vibe. Perhaps it was the time of year (October) but there were not many tourists around (but enough to provide atmosphere). The boutique shops were delightfully presented (worth entering even...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Galle Fort is the main attraction of Galle. This majestic fort stands on the sea shore. Its really big and you need at least 2-3 hours to walk around the fort and its surrounding. The best time to visit is evening to see the sunset.

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very Nice fort build by the dutch. You have to take the entire day to visit it. So you can take your time and visit everything. Nice museums and also Nice restaurants.

Thank Dillon S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the icon in Galle city. built by Dutch. When they were ruling the city. There are many places to visit in the place. This is the main tourists attraction in down south. Also there are some nice hotels which are mainlining the ancient...More

Thank cecilratnayake
Reviewed 6 days ago

Allow an hour or two to wander around this area and soak up the history. No cost involved. There isn't a lot of information to read throughout the area. Nice views, especially at sunset.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fort and its colonial interior are something out of a Hollywood 'Pirates of the Caribbean' set. Absolutely stunning and well worth a visit regardless of weather. we visited during monsoon season, and it just made the sunset sat on the ramparts even more spectacular.

Thank AlexR7377
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this place- it was amazing and our guide, Prakash Keerthy from Blue Lanka Tours made the experience all the better ! You can spend a couple of hours here and then explore the rest of the Fort district which was absolutely magnificent......More

Thank coll612
Reviewed 1 week ago

Galle is a walled city surrounded by the thick ramparts. The wall of the fort is so thick you can walk along it. You can take a great look of the sea from the height of the wall. You can watch the lighthouse, cloak tower...More

Thank Rajiv P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must see the Fort when visiting Galle. We made 2 trips to the Fort at Galle. There's a lot of Fort to visit and you need time to take in the size of the the fortifications and enjoy the view from the walls. You...More

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Xavier S
1 January 2018|
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Response from yohan h | Reviewed this property |
It’s always open and without any charges
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DechammaM
22 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
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susan g
28 April 2016|
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There is a one inside all saint church
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