Galle Fort

Galle Fort: Hours, Address, Galle Fort Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Galle is located in the south of Sri Lanka. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Line W
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine131 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Unic part of colonial city in the middle of Asian island. If your tired of loud colorize local you definitely should visit this European city. Architecture, Cousine, people - everything is different and impressive!
Recommend to visit!
Written 20 January 2022
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Lasith Imarshana
Ingiriya, Sri Lanka12 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Galle fort is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument. It is also UNESCO World Heritage Site. We can get nice experience to be in this fort.
Written 19 January 2022
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DarioSaraB
Rome, Italy2,230 contributions
Jan. 2022
There isn’t anything that is wrong with this place, not even the slight touristic vibe, since it hasn’t touched its identity, but boosted it, seen the perfect maintaince and the redecoration of units that might have gone lost. The atmosphere is magic, it’s full of gorgeous buildings, a temple, a church, a mosque and a tiny local beach that becomes very quaint at the sunset. It’s also gorgeous watching the sunset from flagrock, where you will meet young boys diving into the sea for some money in exchange. The atmosphere is great because many locals will be around strolling with their family, so the vibe is cool and interesting.
Written 18 January 2022
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Sadisha
Beliatta, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
The Galle Dutch Fort happens to be one of the treasured historical monuments of Srilanka located on the southern coast of the country. The fort was constructed by the Portuguese in the course of their reign in Srilanka and was later renovated by the Dutch. The fort is one of the most important UNESCO world heritage sites out of many in Srilanka.Galle Fort is now comprised of a maze of narrow roads lined with small houses, restaurants, shops, villas and boutique hotels and is an utterly enchanting place to explore.
Written 18 January 2022
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Malki Gamage
Galle, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
This is also known as dutch fort. This has historical values . Galle fort is the most beautiful coastal town in sri lanka. We can spend a day with in day outing.
Written 17 January 2022
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Ravisha Madushani
Matara, Sri Lanka5 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch fort. The fort has a valuable history. Galle fort in the southwest coast of the sri lanka.The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO. Galle fort is the most beautiful coastal town in Sri lanka. Galle fort is a enjoyable place.
Written 15 January 2022
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Ravindu Fernando
Kalutara, Sri Lanka2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
That's the nice experience for travelling around the Galle fort.I like to invite all of you travellers come and get these wonderful experience.
Written 13 January 2022
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Weeramuni Mayuranga Thilindalal
Galle, Sri Lanka8 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
Nice Authentic Experience. Great vibes with Sea sight and shipping lines. Enjoyed background with remarkable photography experience.
Written 27 December 2021
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RosyC
Palatupana, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Charming old part of Galle city, full of character, colonial heritage and great for shopping, cafes and dining options.
Written 10 December 2021
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libranof1987
Bloomington, Indiana185 contributions
Nov. 2021
Centuries-old Dutch Fort, in parts still carrying the legacy.

Quite a nice experience to be in this Fort. We were staying within the Fort so it was lovely to just walk around across Peddler St, Hospital St, Rampart St. and visit the restaurants along the way.

The Light House, Rampart, Hospital and the bastions are some of the attractions; you get stunning views of the ocean, and Galle cricket stadium.

There are a lot of restaurants in the area, and some shops and ice-cream shops.

It is a lovely place to stay within the Fort so you can soak in the experience.
Written 24 November 2021
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