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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

This is recommended to enjoy the view from around 4.30pm onwards. You can start from one end and finish at the lighthouse. Would suggest ladies avoid going alone as there are a few “beach boys” who may try to stop and speak. That said if...More

Thank Praneil D
Reviewed today via mobile

Galle Fort allows you to experience what life was around 400 years ago. The walls are in very good condition which allows you to walk along the top of the wall. Galle Fort has something for everyone. Inside the Fort there are massive amounts of...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed yesterday

The view from the fort walls, which go pretty much all the way round, is fantastic. The streets inside are a haven for shoppers with some decent places to have a coffee, beer or food. Plenty of good places to stay inside and outside the...More

Thank NeilPike
Reviewed yesterday

The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The...More

Thank Sanjay S
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the nice place to see if you are in Sri Lanka...there is the old Dutch Church which was build in 1640...There are some nice boutique hotels where you can spend a night and have a evening walk around the fort or do a...More

Thank caroltay2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely for a day of wandering about in a relaxed old world environment. Shame that there is no obvious walking tour available to explain what everything is. A word to the wise. We arrived on the train from Bentota. On the train we were befriended...More

Thank Rupert G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very big area to walk around, it’s a half day or full day activity, depending on the individual. We arrived and were told to decline the tuk tuk tours around the place because everywhere is free to get in and you do need to be...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The fort area is a must see place in Galle - surely its most popular attraction. Be prepared to walk your way through the streets inside the fort and soak in all the history around. It is a living fort - people still live inside...More

Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Galle Dutch fort was built in 1588 by Portuguese, followed by an extensive fortification by Dutch in 1649. This is a prominent venue with a great archaeological and architectural value and thus, has become a major point of interest for both local and foreign...More

Thank Vachintha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to walk around, lots of history and quite interesting to look at the old buildings and structures. Some old churches which still holds services. Lots of little shops and eateries, shops are definitely priced for tourist though. Good view of the Galle cricket grounds.

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Xavier S
December 31, 2017|
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Response from yohan h | Reviewed this property |
It’s always open and without any charges
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Dechamma M
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
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susan g
April 28, 2016|
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There is a one inside all saint church
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