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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Church Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today

it is a great place to be there , we as a family had a great time being there. A TRUE PICTURE OF HERITAGE BEING STORED IN SRI LANKA

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Galle Fort was a lot of fun. It was much bigger than I anticipated. Tip: Find a Tuk Tuk whose driver acts as a guide. They will show you all the places to see in a very efficient manner. If you want to stop for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an interesting afternoon I had at Galle Fort, Sri Lanka where the taste of Ceylon tea, exotic spices and good beer is never far away! We were staying at Bentota so came during the lunch time and spent our time wandering around and enjoying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our accommodation was within the fort walls so exploring the fort was a lot easier as we could pop back to our room for cold drinks etc. When walking along the wall bordering the sea 🌊 you can see because of the height why the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 307cliver
Reviewed 3 days ago

A living fort.. an important history preserved yet still offering shops, restaurants, places to stay. Beautifully kept.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cllig
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful, majestic place filled with rich culture and great architecture. It's like a mini spain or portugal :-)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brentonj98
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a couple of days here and enjoyed our time. Not sure I'd ever wish to return though. There are some nice little shops and restaurants but it's very much geared to tourists. Space is at a premium inside the Fort walls so prices...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting Galle Fort, for the most part of it i found it enjoyable and interesting. Lots of little streets full of shops, cafes and restaurants all plying their wares. What i found most off putting was the amount of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent our time in this place several days. it was very beautiful . so enjoyed lot. hope to come back Thank you

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Galle is held up as one of the best ‘must see’ places in Sri Lanka, mostly due to the UNESCO status of its Fort. I’m sorry to say this, I was there yesterday, but I wouldn’t recommend a visit for those wanting to see the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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114xaviers
1 January 2018|
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Response from yohanhewage | Reviewed this property |
It’s always open and without any charges
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DechammaM
21 December 2016|
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Response from m0kip007 | 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
28 April 2016|
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There is a one inside all saint church
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