Galle Fort

Galle Fort: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Galle Fort Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Galle is located in the south of Sri Lanka. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions.
Suggested duration
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30 within 3 miles
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AdrianPerera
Galle, Sri Lanka6 contributions
Historic
Dec 2020
Great place. Very historic. Well maintained and looked after. I am waiting to see the one in jaffna. Overall great to come by for jogs
Written August 23, 2021
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Bram Ligthert
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Nice Experience
Mar 2021
Love to see that historical place recommend to visit in the evening to catch the best sunset experience on the fortification.
There are nice cafes, restaurants & boutique shops as well. nice footpaths and you could travel all around the fort by following those, very friendly people and neighborhood. there's a museum, clock tower, light house also to discover.
Love to visit again.!
Written March 23, 2021
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Mara M
Ragama, Sri Lanka5 contributions
16th century star fort
Sep 2020
Old fort, great to visit during the sunset or sunrise time. During the day time it's very hot there and crowded. There are only walls, nothing else. However, it's clean and well maintained.
Written September 29, 2020
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1LifeStand
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,010 contributions
Walking tour by Galle Heritage Foundation
Sep 2020 • Friends
I happened to call the GHF to ask if they have walking tours, and they asked me to email the request and allocated Shiranga who was an excellent English speaking guide.

He started at the peer outside the old gate and walked for a little over 2hrs with us, showing us everything worthy of seeing inside the Fort.

The Black Fort was being renovated therefore we couldn't go inside.

We met him at 9.30am and concluded a little past 11.30am.

The GHF does not charge for this tour and we tipped Shiranga for his excellent service.
Written September 26, 2020
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Jennifer L
117 contributions
Well-preserved fort
Aug 2020
Huge and very well-preserved fort. We have been to many forts and have never seen so many business and homes in a fort. There are lots of original buildings and an effort has been made to maintain them. Many of the restaurants and shops were closed when we went (post-Covid-19) and of the few that were open, the prices seemed more expensive compared to other places in Sri Lanka. Well worth a visit though.
Written August 22, 2020
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D & N
Sri Lanka35 contributions
Colonial style
Aug 2020
One of the best place to spend your evening time mostly in weekends. Relaxing mindset with the wind and colonial atmosphere. Sri Lankans love this place surroundings with lovely colonial type restaurants brings us to the old Galle memories..
Written August 21, 2020
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Malwana
Colombo, Sri Lanka218 contributions
Truly Amazing........
Aug 2020
It's totally an Old Dutch atmosphere... I have been visiting this place since I was small, so the reconstruction work really amazed me. The change is unbelievable and new look which really restored the real Old dutch look has given this place a real pride. With matching architecture, restaurants, pubs and food, this has become a must see place when some one visiting Sri Lanka.
Written August 17, 2020
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Susanne Edien
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2019 • Couples
A wonderful historical place to spend your evenings. The sunset view is extraordinary with the relaxing sea breeze.
Written June 28, 2020
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Jennifer J
4 contributions
Great place for sunset view
Sep 2019 • Couples
Superb place to enjoy the sunset. Relaxing place for a stroll. Best time to visit in the evening or morning. The hotels inside the Galle fort are a bit expensive
Written June 28, 2020
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kelum
Kandy District, Sri Lanka1,211 contributions
entranced enchantment
Jul 2019
There are two time zones to take in the feel -early morn before sunrise or late evening around 4pm with the sun rays still gleaming on the ocean below. Of all the places in Srilanka this place has something that makes one stay transfixed ,speechless and literally stuck there .What is it I couldn't figure out even with dozens of sojourns .It may be the unbelievable variety of scenery all of it dynamic ,with constant change by the minute .Seen and been to more beautiful places but none have this allure like the spell of this fort.
Written June 26, 2020
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