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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 76 508 1842
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Nice town with great history

Have a walk around in the tiny streets of this old town! Little shops, museums and lots of... read more

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sanderenyvette
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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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Lots to do and some lovely shops

The old town is a charming area for historical discovery and shopping. A walk around the ramparts... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheWilds42
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Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 76 508 1842
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have a walk around in the tiny streets of this old town! Little shops, museums and lots of historical buildings...

Thank sanderenyvette
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old town is a charming area for historical discovery and shopping. A walk around the ramparts of the Fort exploring the old churches, post office and restaurants will make for an enjoyable time me. There are a number of quality shops - Minnie Mango...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The fort and its architecture from colonial times are worth a visit, when you’re around. Since there’s not so much to do apart from the museum (which we didn’t visit), you should plan one day only.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking around is a great activity to view the fort and the surrounding features. There are many photo opportunities here

Thank esopus35
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fascinating place to visit lots of little streets to explore full of shops of all types, jewellery, gifts, clothes etc. lots of places to eat and drink, many places to stay and lots of historical venues to visit and explore!

Thank Steven R S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful colonial (duct) fort surrounding the city making the location one historical place that making you want to explore, The hot sun may be a a bit hard specially on the afternoon, but if your here early morning or in the evening you can...More

Thank Ahamed T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great history here and super easy to walk the main attractions. For those not game to eat locally, there are a number of western restaurants/bars available. We walked the recommended tour in Lonely Planet - it was incredibly hot, so we made the...More

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is am impressive structure and immaculately restored and maintained, the sheet scale of the fortifications are breathtaking and you can appreciate just how impenetrable it was. When the Tsunami (2004) arrived, this part of Galle was saved and you can see why. You are...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place great n Sri Lanka. We spent 2 days staying inside the fort and had a wonderful time. Lovely restaurants and shops in addition to the coastal fort wall path.

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and stay for 1 to 2 nights, even more if the cricket was on which for us was sadly not the case, though we did go surfing in a bay nearby. Lots of shops and excellent restaurants to spend you money...More

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Sammy70Six
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Response from Prameet G | Reviewed this property |
Its possible to walk around the fort with a baby stroller as there are roads along the boundary wall. However for scenic points, one has to climb on to boundary wall using stars. Boundary walls are very wide for most part... More
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