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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 13, 2016

A time to pass by, this fort is situated in a perfect location from where they could see the enemies entering the state. The waves that hit the rocks and the sounds of the wind made the day go gaga ! The fort is huge...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I must be missing everything that other reviewers have posted, but for me its just a old stone wall with crashing waves. Nice view admittedly, but not much else. Walk around the perimeter wasn't that great.

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Galle Fort with historic buildings dating back to the Portugese, Dutch and British periods this is a fascimating historic place to visit. Try wa;king along the coastal wall and finish the walk on the ramparts over looking the Galle Cricket Ground. Allow an hour for...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Started by Portugese and finished by Dutch,this forte is very intersting,specially to history lovers.There is a light house by seaside.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to go! Lots to see and beautiful place with a lot of history. Can be touristy and get pretty hot

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Reviewed 3 days ago

World heritage listed Galle Fort is no doubt a great place to visit, I thoroughly enjoyed the place. So much history there, however authorties (Galle Heritage Foundation ?) appears to be not looking after the place. Traveller should be mindful of below. Place lacks most...More

Thank Aussie57
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

And clearly beating my expectations, as a lot of the interior has been renovated, uplifted and made very nice with boutique hotels , shops and galleries... Worthwhile to see!

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kinda rush road but one end of the road linked to the new entrance of the fort where the other is connecting the ramparts.

Thank Rushdi M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Galle fort offers stunning views of the clear sea water! It has a lot to offer in terms of restaurants and cafes and is generally a great place to hang out

Thank ziaahmed21
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice historical area to visit. Specially in the evening it is worth of having a walk around the area and enjoying the view of the ocean.The sunset in the evening is so amazing . It was nice to see the beautiful view of a international...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We should have read up on Galle Fort before arriving as there is so much history to explore here but nevertheless you will need a good few hours to explore the fort and its important landmarks. Forget the tourist shops everywhere that have nothing to...More

Thank JustOneThing
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the heart of old city Galle-- and well worth walking around and criss crossing the many interior lanes. So much history, and the walled city is incredibly well preserved. It pays to read in advance, as this town goes back to Biblical days...More

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December 31, 2017|
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Response from yohanhewage | Reviewed this property |
It’s always open and without any charges
December 21, 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
susan g
April 28, 2016|
Response from vishwa8587 |
There is a one inside all saint church