Galle Fort Ambalama - Historical landmark in Galle, Sri Lanka

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26H9+5J7, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

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4.60 (221 reviews)

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  • 5Justin Henderson (. 4 years ago
    WOW. A piece of European history right on the coast in Sri Lanka. Just like the walled cities of Croatia...great shops and lovely hotels. So much interesting stuff and history. A must see.

  • 5Mathisha W. 3 years ago
    Very nice historical area inside the galle fort. Must visit place for tourists if you are interested on colonial architecture and historical stuff. Galle fort consists various kinds of older buildings, resorts, church and restaurants. Very attractive view of the Indian ocean from the top of the fort around.

  • 5Krishan Chamara (. 3 years ago
    One of the best place in the world. You must visit there.

  • 5Arkadet L. 4 years ago
    Lovely small town in the fort surround by beaches. The wall, clock tower and lighthouse and buildings are nice preserved. It seemed like walk in old time when Portuguese and Dutch occupied. Some houses open to be cafe, restaurant, hotel and shops. Walking on the wall to see ocean view. Walking around the town spends 1-2 hours.

  • 5Nancy G. 3 years ago
    Educational and interesting.

  • 5Udhika S. 3 years ago
    Every weekend at Galle fort market

  • 5aMILa A. 4 years ago
    Calm and historical place to visit there are many (hundreds ) turist visit the location daily

  • 5A Traveling A. 4 years ago
    last month I want to Sri Lanka galle fort unawatuna beach and my personal experience with my wife was awesome people are really so nice very helpful for that was awesome not so much expensive but it has a little bit expensive and this galle fort you can get a glimpse of the ocean you can buy so many things like clothes and union of the fashionable things nearby market.

  • 5Ripal K. 1 year ago
    Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 432 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. Galle provides an outstanding example of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions. The most salient feature is the use of European models adapted by local manpower to the geological, climatic, historical, and cultural conditions of Sri Lanka.

  • 4Dewa D. 4 years ago
    Good place to hang around. Nicely done up the area with landscaping and trees. Shelter in the side is nicely located beneath tree canopy. Bugs tree behind the shelter adds beauty in to the place.

  • 4Luke K. 3 years ago
    The trees are great

  • 4Clive S. 3 years ago
    In very good condition. Still a functioning "village" . However now many kinds of shops and eating places to suit all tastes and pockets. Certainly wort a visit

  • 4Madhusha M. 8 months ago
    One of the best places to have a mini outdoor concert or food festival in Galle. I hope that any even hold at this location could be more successful if the organizers can arrange a proper parking facility nearby.

  • 4ABU SAYEED GOLAM M. 7 months ago
    Shade for rest..

  • 4Kasun S. 4 months ago
    Dutch Fort Galle.. Amazing Atmosphere feelings, flows over Dutch Architectural Culture.

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Last updated: 2023-05-21