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Star Fort

Galle Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Matara
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

You can get an idea of a fort life, in a miniature scale. There is almost everything a community needs within this fort. Offices and dungeons. Water well. And residence.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This should be the best Dutch Fortress that can be see in Sri Lanka. (it should be the smallest one also). This building is completely refurbished as per the original Dutch design. there is a museum in side this fortress. Floor area of the fortress should not be more than 2 acres. This is in the middle of Matara city... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The fort has been renovated pretty poorly. Apart from the old main door, it looks as if it was built in the 50s. The museum states obvious stuff like "the Portuguese had a big influence in Sri Lanka". It presents randoms parts of the Sri Lankan history with no further explanation. One guy from the staff started to basically read... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

worth watching! takes less than 1 hr to see it. Its star shaped and situated next to the main matara fort.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Star fort which is the secondary fort as to the Matara fort next to the beach. This has a shape of a star if you look from the top. This fortress remains unharmed in its real state due to it has been protected by the Sri Lanka archaeological department. If you have watched your cartoons, you can imagine how a... More

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Paris, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

You can finish watching this place in 1 hr. But worth watching

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Colombo
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218 reviews 218 reviews
121 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The Star Fort is named obviously for its shape and was built to fortify the main fort in Matara. The better preserved one out of the 2 houses a tiny museum, which was closed when we visited at 6pm on Sunday. The watcher who was closing up was kind enough to let us in and even showed us how the... More

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