A fortified town, charming, beautifully restored, a mishmash of cultures and religions intersecting in a way that makes the town interesting and unique.
The crowds gather on the western wall at sundown to watch the sun sink into the sea. The skies were amazing!
Its nice to walk on top of the fortification wall and go for a walk, u can take in the beautiful sea from one side and the enjoy the heritage buildings on the other side.
It was a great stroll overlooking the sea and colonial building. it was perfect for sunset watching where some locals swim and frolic on the shore. It could get very hot though. Some touts waiting at the lighthouse which was all right especially after we saw the color of the Fort due to the sunset.
It reminded me a bit of Charleston SC with its warren of alley ways and historical buildings, except that I was in Sri Lanka and the folks here look a bit different and the food is much much spicier. It is in the process of getting gentrified with a lot construction. I walked past several properties that had undergone major... More
The historical buildings, art scene and restaurants are an attractive mix. The city is not dead but contains functioning Courts, offices, banks and businesses.
We ended up spending most of the day here and really enjoyed our stay. It was interesting to see the fort and found the sights to be beautiful and enjoyed checking out the shops and historical buildings. I did enjoy relaxing at a gelato place we came across where the old Galle was located. I also found is that this... More
Went here for the day from Mirissa on the local bus, which took about 45 minutes.We walked round the town, which is very pretty and has some very nice shops and cafes, and historical buildings, however it did feel like the most touristy place we visited in Sri Lanka and the prices in the cafes and restaurants reflected that. We... More
What a wonderful and soothing environment to be in. We spent about two hours walking in the area and enjoyed every bit of it.
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