Galle Fort 874 views


Recomended duration
2+ Hours
Best time of the year to visit
Throughout the year
Open Hours
24 Hours (All 7 days)

Little bit about Galle Fort

Galle Fort also known as Dutch Fort, is a fortification first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The fort built by the Portuguese was very basic and made out of mud and surrounded by palisades or stakewalks. There were three bastions and a single rampart. The town which was located inside the fort at the time of Dutch invasion, is still there. The streets laid in a rectangular grid and low gabled houses and terraces in the Dutch colonial style are still the same. The Town offers many historic churches, mosques as well as government and commercial structures which have withstood the ages.

The Galle fort is a historic location which still holds its sense of glory and history. Many ruins, boutique hotels and many amazing restaurants and jewellery shops are available to enjoy and spend the vacation.

Galle fort is a very big tourist destination and its main focus is tourism. Most tourists are found residing in the city and enjoying their vacations here. The beach, luxury resorts, Galle fort, shopping malls, water sports and many other activities are offered by this city. Galle Fort is also famous for its ramparts, most locals and tourists spend plenty of time there. After a relaxing stay at the ramparts, travelers walk by the Galle fort to enjoy the different kinds of food and for some shopping. Galle Fort is a must visit, the surrounding gives an ancient and historical feel and the views are amazing and breathtaking.

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