5Alex L. 1 month ago
This bastion and the surrounding wall areas are probably the best spots to see a breathtaking Galle sunset over the sea. If you are lucky enough and sky is clear or only a little cloudy the view is magical
5Md. Abdur R. 6 months ago
Wonderful place to must visit. For stay there are thousands of hotels. For dine out there are many quality restaurants. Fort, museums, sea beach, surfing, shopping places are great.
3f. 9 months ago
We didn't enter. Actually we hate colonial remains. But even if. Don't come in the midday that sun is really hot. Two three pix is enough for this place
5Mikhail G. 10 months ago
Good view point. Good view on lighthouse from side. Beautiful on sunset. Great ocean view. Interesting are some of the stones from which the walls are built.
5Macron H. 11 months ago
In the 16th century, the Portuguese constructed a small outpost upon this large and
natural cliff. It was the Dutch who developec it as a bastion byConcordia,
fortification walls. A tall mast was erected on this bastion, on whie
the Ditch lag vas
hoisted, hence the name Flagrock Bastion. The pit in which the mast was crested can stil ba
seen on the bastion terrace. This flag was used to signal friendiy incoming vessels to the
Calle harbour. Messages were also exchanged between the bastion and ships by firing into
the air. It was here that the British built Sri Lanka's first lighthouse in 1840. Constructed out
of rat iron, this lighthouse functioned for nearly a century before it was destreyed by an
acciiental fire in 1936. The circular foundation cut on the living rock to anchor the base of
the itha tower still survives. The remains on the bastion suggest that a 20mm Oerlikon
anti-aircraft gun was installed in 1943 by the British during the Second World War
5Maliya N. 1 year ago
Must visit place in Galle Fort. There are few adventure jumping people here. Tourists came to see that jump.
5Sandun S. 1 year ago
Very beautiful place located at the galle Dutch fort. Very ancient and very beautiful. Has the iconic value itself. Made out of rock and built according to war preparation. Very beautiful tourist attraction as well. Need to walk on the dutch fort to reach to this location.
5Prashan S. 1 year ago
Beautiful Place Best place to sunrise
5Chathurika B. 1 year ago
Nice place to visit..But the best time is the evening and night and you can see the amazing sunset. you can reach there from galle bus stand.
Also you can see the galle light house and you can shopping there..
4N N. 1 year ago
You can see beautiful sunsets, seascapes from the Bastion.
A perfect place for tourists, quite different from most of the other “touristy” spots in Sri Lanka.
The town is beating with cafés and small hotels. There’s a lot of history to diverge into.
Souvenir shops are expensive as usual.
People visiting should at least keep half a days worth time to explore and experience the area. Best time imo is after 3/4PM, when the heat settles down a bit.
The shopkeepers are friendly.
5Kusal Pandula F. 1 year ago
spending twilight at here and watching sunset 🌞 is very fabulous.
This is a paradise. Come but dont spoil it. Everyone need to visit there. 😍😍🥺
All are here inside the Galle fort.
Nice beach sides, coffee shops , churchs , temples, museum antiques and many more otheres. Best visiting place in galle for travellers 👍
4Desi Yatri V. 1 year ago
At least 2-3 hours for complete round and 4-5 hours time if u visit market and evert part of this place and add 30-40 min if u want bath in beach 😍😍 clean beach 😊😊
5R. G. 1 year ago
Great place to chill at sunsets. In the afternoon some Jumpers jump into the water from the walls. Vendors can be annoying.
3Tsovinar H. 1 year ago
Galle Fort and the small town are nice. But it's garage all over the small town. The architecture and the layout is very nice. But it's so much touristy that feels fake.
If you are staying nearby, like hikkaduwa or Unawatuna, definitely worth checking it out. Otherwise, would not recommend.
4Jagath Sapumal - G. 1 year ago
The best place in the galle fort
5Dinusha S. 2 years ago
Jutting out into the ocean, Flag Rock lies at the southernmost tip of Galle Fort and once used to be an imposing Portuguese bastion. Nowadays, its crumbling walls and prominent clifftop location make it a popular place to watch the sunset. The views are breathtakingly beautiful as the sun dips into the ocean. As numerous street vendors roll up around this time, it is also a great place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the laidback yet lively atmosphere. In addition to this, it is also worth heading here earlier in the day; you can often see local cliff divers hurling themselves into the waters below.
4A. 2 years ago
Galle Fort Flag Rock Bastion is beautiful spot. You could have nice view over the Indian ocean, specially, it is good place to have nice view of sunset. And, it ideal spot for photography. This bastion gives access to walk on the fortress wall and you can image the wonderful structure and old European era military structure and tactics. It is one of the notable portion of the Galle fort.
5A. 2 years ago
4Suranjith N. 2 years ago
Great place to stay in the evening
5Malaka sampath R. 2 years ago
A beautiful place in Galle Fort
5Amesh S. 2 years ago
Nice place to visit in galle.
5TITAN G. 2 years ago
Nice tourism place must visit.
5P. 2 years ago
Great place to spend evening and enjoy sunset.
5Bimsara W. 2 years ago
Great location to enjoy the sunset
4Chirath K. 3 years ago
Scenic place by the lighthouse. Having a drone will make your scene cinematic.
5Praveen D A. 3 years ago
great place to spend time and enjoy your free time evening and night time
5Lakindu J. 3 years ago
Superb view and place to relax by admiring the beauty of the Galle beach.
4Trypp A. 3 years ago
This rocky and stone outcropping offers up some great views of the blue water below, sightlines along the fort walls and the lighthouse. A short stop but worthy of the walk.
5Кирилл �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Little islet of old Holland. Beautiful houses, small streets, delicious cafes.
Маленький островок старой Голландии. Красивые дома, маленькие улочки, вкусные кафе.
5Joe p. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Interior of the ancient Galle Fort wall
Serves to prevent soil erosion from wind waves
That blows in
Was built around 1848.
Within the wall of the lighthouse
The oldest in Sri Lanka
The lighthouse seen today was just built in 1939.
When the original lighthouse burned down
Next to the fortress wall
Is an interesting old town area that comes into walking
The atmosphere in the time when the Western people came to live
ภายในแนวกำแพงโบราณ Galle Fort
5RAM P. 3 years ago
a very beautiful place
5Kasun Chandika J. 3 years ago
5�. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) I think you can watch the sunset two hours before sunset.
해지기 두시간전에 와서 구경하딘긴 노을보시면될듯학요
5Chanaka P. 3 years ago
5SUDIRMAN 5. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) hot. The sea is beautiful. I want to swim.
5Travel with A. 3 years ago
Best place for tourist ans locals as well but hot 🥵
5СЕРГЕЙ �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) A very beautiful place, we come every year.
Очень красивое место, приезжаем каждый год.
5Bipash D. 3 years ago
The fort gives yoi a birds eye view of the city, stadium and nearby things
5Jonathan C. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Pleasant scenery, no diving boy seen
5Eduard K. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Very romantic. Superovo there to meet the sunset.
Очень романтично. Суперово там встречать закат.
5Александра �. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Beautiful views) pleasing to the eye! A piece of Europe in Ceylon)
Красивые виды) радуют глаз! Кусочек Европы на Цейлоне)
5sampath w. 3 years ago
lighthouse🐋It is a tower with a bright light at the top, located at an important or dangerous place regarding navigation (travel over water). The two main purposes of a lighthouse are to serve as a navigational aid and to warn boats of dangerous areas. It is like a traffic sign on the sea.🍁🐙🐠🐚🏖️🏝️👌
3Alex T. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) Crowds of tourists. The stones. But sea!
Толпы туристов. Камни. Но МОРЕ!
5igor p. 3 years ago
(Translated by Google) It’s worth a visit, and it’s better to live a couple of days. Many beautiful places and the architecture is divine.
Прям стоит посетить, а лучше пожить пару дней. Много красивых мест и архитектура божественна.
5SN F. 3 years ago
Recommend for locals and tourists. It's a historical place with nice view of sea. Really attractive place for photo shoots 😉
5�. 3 years ago
Clean and transparent water, beautiful place to walk around!
4Miyuru J. 3 years ago
A 360 viewpoint. A Beautiful & crowded place.This bastion lies at the southernmost end of the fort and has also been known as Visser’s Hoek and Viaggeklip Bastion in the past. According to J.W. Heide, the Dutch flag had been hoisted here by 1733.
In Gems Cordine’s book Description of Ceylon, it is stated that in 1796 the British flag was hoisted here.
In 1848 the first lighthouse in the island of Sri Lanka had been constructed here. The light had been powered by kerosene oil and gas. It had been destroyed by fire around 1930.
Today this is one of the most popular places for tourists to catch the sun sinking beneath the sea over the horizon and during day time you can find a group of local daredevil group jumping off the bastion in the rocky waters below for entertainment of the tourists.
5Mohamed I. 3 years ago
Nice 👍🏼 place
5Sebastian S. 3 years ago
Very beautiful and nice view
4Nanci A. 3 years ago
Old building. Really nice
5Rajindu D. 3 years ago
One of the most beautiful places inside the Galle fort. The Light house and the Rumassala Hill is visible. There are jumpers who perform rather drastic jump from the rock to rocky sea. This is the view of the light house and Rumassala from Rock bastion.
5Dakshesh D. 3 years ago
Great place should spend a day at ease..
5Cathy N. 3 years ago
You must visit this place at sunset! Breath taking!
5M D. 4 years ago
Very Scenic and Beautiful place to visit in Sri Lanka
3Arie den t. 4 years ago
(Translated by Google) Nice, but there are nicer places than this one. By the way, I feel at home in Galle Fort.
Wel leuk hoor maar er zijn gezelliger plaatsen dan deze. Voel me trouwens wel thuis in Galle Fort.
5kamal j. 4 years ago
Living UNESCO world heritage site in sri lanka. Beautiful at the sunset
5Abid Ali C. 4 years ago
5Gayan M. 4 years ago
No words.try to go
5Salman H. 6 years ago
A good place for watching the waves and breathing salty cool air.
4Simone N. 6 years ago
Take a moment to see the sunset from here. 🌅 It's an amazing view! This bastion, located in the south west corner of the peninsula, offers a 360° view of the fort and the sea. 🏝 There's a small opening in the enclosure from which you can take a dive. 🏊