Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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Mara M
Ragama, Sri Lanka5 contributions
Good looking historical site
Sep 2020
Galle Fort and its fortification looks really well maintained - like they were built yesterday. However, I not recommend to stay in one of local hotels because of high prices and unfriendly locals from Galle Fort Area.
Written September 29, 2020
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Hiruni
Colombo, Sri Lanka10 contributions
Amazing Weekend
Jul 2020
Driver is nice and driving skill is good. The visit of two places went well. The driver gave enough time for us to see things we want. The lunch place is okay too. Good choice for visiting the museum jewellery.
Nice Place colony we spend very good time with wife and kids.
Written August 3, 2020
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Maioha
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany521 contributions
Big improvements are being made
Jul 2020
All of the walkway from the Rempart Hotel round past the Lighthouse to the Old Dutch Hospital is being renovated and paved in high quality stone, which is an enormous improvement over the old walkway.
Written July 3, 2020
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,523 contributions
Colonial town
Mar 2020
This is a lovely colonial town inside fortified walls on the sea front at Galle. Once you've found your way in via an opening in the walls, you'll notice that it is very much more peaceful than the main town. This 17th century town is made up of little lanes lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. You'll also find small hotels and guest houses. Further exploration will reveal attractive private residential properties, churches, the occasional museum and a market square. Be sure to walk up to both the lighthouse and the clock tower - both are worth a look and give good views out to sea and from the clock tower you'll also get a view towards to famous cricket ground. Really pleasant and a must see when in Galle.
Written May 11, 2020
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,022 contributions
Great Old Town
Mar 2020
On a really warm day we wandered around the streets of the old town & really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of little shops, bars, restaurants & even a market square all interspersed with old colonial era buildings. Lots of Portuguese & Dutch influence in the architecture & the Churches etc.
Written April 12, 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Beautiful Colonial Town
Feb 2020 • Couples
We spent half a day here for 3-4 hours (from late morning till mid afternoon) as stopover visit while we were on our way to Negombo from Mirissa. This is a beautiful colonial town, founded in 16th century by the Portuguese, then the Dutch Colony in 18th century. It is now listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many interesting colonial style architecture, including some churches, Dutch hospital building, old shophouses and residential houses. We passed by a morning market where there were vendors selling paintings, artworks, handicrafts, etc. There are many cafes and restaurants within the old town for afternoon tea or lunch and dinner. Some highlights are Galle Fort, Galle Fort Light House, Clock Tower, St Mary Cathedral, All Saints Church, Dutch Hospital, etc. We wish we could spend a little more time here in this lovely town.
Written March 26, 2020
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SuenBrianSolihull
Solihull, UK130 contributions
Walk round the wall
Mar 2020
Lovely old town. Nice to walk along the walls with the ocean on one side - in parts you have to watch where you are putting your feet as the ground a bit uneven. When walking watch out for the Tuk Tuks - you don’t always hear them.
Written March 24, 2020
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Martin and Sue C
Petersfield, UK722 contributions
Walk the walls early in the morning !
Feb 2020
We had a lovely morning in Galle. we were advised by our Hotel to walk the walls early in the morning and that was very good advice as we avoided all the hawkers. Our tuc tuc driver dropped us at the base of the walls by the main gate and we wandered around in isolated bliss admiring the views.

Even at 9am it was very hot and humid and by 11 we were seeking solice with an iced tea in one of the numerous bars.

Galle is a lovely old city and they are still making repairs to the walls from the Tsunami damage - but it's good to see that it is getting back towards it former glory.
Written March 21, 2020
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,140 contributions
Great to walk around
Feb 2020
This is a very pleasant town to walk around. Start at the clock tower and walk along the fortifications taking in the main bastion then on to the mosque and the lighthouse before going to see the Dutch Fort, Dutch Hospital & Dutch church. We had a pleasant lunch at the Rampart Hotel overlooking the sea.
Written March 18, 2020
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Tomo
147 contributions
Nice Sunset Walk
Apr 2019 • Couples
Galle is a lovely small town rich in culture and history. It's a nice place to walk around. I would recommend catching the sunset near the lighthouse.
Written March 16, 2020
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