Galle Face Green
Galle Face Green
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  • Jeremy
    Sydney, Australia13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Galle Face green needs an upgrade
    Galle Face green needs an upgrade. The sidewalk along the beach has an uneven surface and is not ideal for walking. I stumbled upon 2 exposed electrical connections. This area is supposed to be child friendly.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2023
  • Krazz
    Melbourne, Australia162 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing space to spend an evening
    This is a nice park and beach worth visiting when in a colombo. It is right opposite the shopping mall, which is also handy. Finding shade is the only issue, so bring an umbrella or hat with you. This isn't exactly a beach, more a seaside walkway. Food stalls open during the evening if you wish to have a snack.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2023
  • mcinar2016
    Berlin, Germany123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice
    A nice place at the ocean with kites, food trucks and a beautiful view. Many locals take a break there and you can enjoy the city at the sea. There is also a big mall close by.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Nik
    Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Budget-Friendly Sunset Delight at Galle Face
    For a cost-effective and enjoyable experience in Colombo, consider visiting Galle Face after 5 pm for a breathtaking sunset. The best part? No entrance fees! Indulge in a variety of affordable street foods, though cleanliness may vary. Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere with a pleasant walk and explore the nearby One Galle Face Mall for some shopping. While it might not be the most upscale option, the overall experience, especially during sunset, makes it a worthy addition to your Colombo itinerary if you have extra time.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 24, 2024
  • Ollossm
    Brundall, United Kingdom1,030 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice by day
    As we were staying at the Galle Face Hotel with a green facing room, we were ideally placed to watch the green and visit a few times. It was really pleasant to walk up along the green. Lovely breeze blowing in off the sea and the nice sounds of families playing or flying kites. Just a nice peaceful, relaxing way to while away some time. However parts of the green revealed other issues. A huge amount of broken glass from beer and spirit bottles. It would seem once the sun starts setting the green becomes an area for people to sit with bags that clink a lot. When we went out to take some night shots of the hotel, the green itself and the lotus tower, for the first time in Sri Lanka I felt uneasy. This was borne out within minutes as someone high and drunk came stumbling over and kept following us back to the car park area. However by daytime this is a really wonderful place to visit and see local life with local families having fun.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2024
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nadia089
Huddersfield, UK578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A great place to watch the sun set and get some cooler air in the busy city.There are some food stalls and traders selling children’s toys,also a bouncy castle.When we were there early evening there was a short ceremony of lowering the flag by military men…not sure if this is every day.Its a busy area with locals and tourists,there is also shops and restaurants across the road.
Written February 26, 2024
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Roshni S
Mauritius127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Scenic area to sit, relax, and take pics. There was also a food truck there, sunset time was amazing there. If you are nearby, do recommend going there.
Written February 6, 2024
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Ollossm
Brundall, UK1,030 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
As we were staying at the Galle Face Hotel with a green facing room, we were ideally placed to watch the green and visit a few times.

It was really pleasant to walk up along the green. Lovely breeze blowing in off the sea and the nice sounds of families playing or flying kites.

Just a nice peaceful, relaxing way to while away some time.

However parts of the green revealed other issues. A huge amount of broken glass from beer and spirit bottles.

It would seem once the sun starts setting the green becomes an area for people to sit with bags that clink a lot.

When we went out to take some night shots of the hotel, the green itself and the lotus tower, for the first time in Sri Lanka I felt uneasy. This was borne out within minutes as someone high and drunk came stumbling over and kept following us back to the car park area.

However by daytime this is a really wonderful place to visit and see local life with local families having fun.
Written January 27, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nik
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
For a cost-effective and enjoyable experience in Colombo, consider visiting Galle Face after 5 pm for a breathtaking sunset. The best part? No entrance fees! Indulge in a variety of affordable street foods, though cleanliness may vary.

Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere with a pleasant walk and explore the nearby One Galle Face Mall for some shopping. While it might not be the most upscale option, the overall experience, especially during sunset, makes it a worthy addition to your Colombo itinerary if you have extra time.
Written January 25, 2024
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Ceylon Dream Travels
Katunayake, Sri Lanka2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Gall Face, Sri Lanka: Vibrant cityscape, ocean breezes, cultural richness. Explore the heart of Colombo with our immersive tours. Unforgettable memories await
Written December 16, 2023
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Travelcalm
Ahmedabad, India78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We just took a break here before we went to the one galle face mall . Nice and relaxing . Lot of benches to sit and watch the sea
Written December 8, 2023
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bird
Tamil Nadu, India8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Our trip began and ended in Colombo. On Return leg stayed one night at Renuka City Hotel. Had only about 8 hours to see the City, not enough. Need at least 2 days.
Written October 6, 2023
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Travelover
Huntington Beach, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and Bold elegance. Great ocean view. Excellent rice and curry flavor. Five star service! Highly recommended.
Written September 11, 2023
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Dion Samuel
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Very great place fun trip on the weekends, great food, atmosphere for the family, galle face mall on tge oposite side nice activities, wonderful area.
Written August 13, 2023
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mcinar2016
Berlin, Germany123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A nice place at the ocean with kites, food trucks and a beautiful view. Many locals take a break there and you can enjoy the city at the sea. There is also a big mall close by.
Written July 29, 2023
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