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A historical city located in Southwestern Sri Lanka is an Asian tourist haven today and many are flocking from around the world to this beautiful place! A stunning fort, Dutch colonial architecture and beaches; there is no shortage of places to visit in Galle.  So put the “extra” into your “ordinary” experience!

Colonial Heritage

Commonly referred to as the Dutch Fort, this is one of the most beautiful Galle attractions for being an extraordinary historical and archaeological site. Initially constructed by Portuguese in the late 16th century, later it was fortified by the Dutch somewhere near 17th century. It brings together archaeology, architecture, and history with a buzzing ambiance of shops, cafes, and stores luring tourists from around the world.

There are two entrances to the Galle Fort

The Flag Rock in Galle Fort is famous for watching the local cliff jumpers.

This museum is the only museum that you can get a good knowledge of marine biology and styles of fishing communities

Amongst the aged landscape of Galle Fort, Meeran Mosque is one of the historical building.

Sri Sudharmalaya Buddhist Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Galle Fort and the temple had been constructed in 1889.

The Dutch hospital is a beautiful colonial heritage building in Galle fort where you can eat, drink and shop.

Amangalla is a boutique hotel located in Galle.

The most interesting part of this museum is the live presenters of traditional crafts.

A Victorian Gothic structure dating from the mid-19th century

The Galle Fort Lighthouse is popular as Pointe de Galle Light, situated inside the rampart towards the south part of the wall.

Galle Fort Clock Tower is situated immediately inside the fort ramparts, constructed in 1883 based on a design by John Henry Gues Landon and 83ft high.

A small, simple church built in the early 18th century by the Dutch, this is the oldest building within the Matara Fort.

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Stay in Galle

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