Explore the Galle Fort which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy the enthralling mix of Dutch, Portuguese and British history. It exudes old world colonial charm with a range of low rise European architecture, located amidst narrow lanes and alleyways. It is 80 km from Tangalle and an hour and a half drive. Walking is the best way that you can explore the Fort and its sturdy ramparts. Admire the huge bastions that once guarded Galle Fort from the outside world.
Must See Places in Galle Fort
- Dutch Reformed Church
- Dutch Government House
- Maritime Museum
- Meera Mosque – built in 1904
- All Saints Church – built in 1871
- Clock tower – built in 1882
- Dutch hospital shopping precinct
- Sri Sudharmalaya Buddhist temple
The fort today offers a plethora of uptown cafes, restaurants, vintage shops, chic boutiques and art galleries. These have taken the place of 17th and 18th century vendors who would have for centuries traded in cinnamon, lace and elephants. Pedlars Street in particular pays homage to the countless vendors and is still bustling with activity.