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Star Fort

Galle Road, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 604 3599
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Star fortress

If you're in matara city this is one of the place to visit It's very old fortress it's in middle... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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If someone is interested in the history of Matara city as a Colony of the Dutch sometime back, the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Chamath F
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Galle Road, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 604 3599
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in matara city this is one of the place to visit It's very old fortress it's in middle of the city You can go easily by tuk tuk You can learn more history about sri lanka and matara city

Thank Ran_Rox
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If someone is interested in the history of Matara city as a Colony of the Dutch sometime back, the free-admission museum located in the small yet artistically renovated fort would be a great place. Suggest this place as a starting point to your historic tour...More

1  Thank Chamath F
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This Star Fort is tiny compared to Galle Fort. We finished walking around the galleries within 30 minutes.

Thank ShishaLady
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A well hidden secret - and small and well preserved - the guide was most enthusiastic and informative - Look at the mechanism of the draw bridge - wow...

1  Thank RenfordMalcolm
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A good place for history lovers and archaeology students. A well preserved place with all necessary characteristics of a fort.

Thank Tharaka D
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Nice little fort in Matara, took 30min to walk around.. its in very good condition.. No ticket price, but there is charity box.

Thank Kristelle K
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very good to visit, large to give yourself some time to be able to review the whole fort. Well worth a visit, just be careful if you have small children as there are some rather high drop points.

Thank thomasdK3989PP
Reviewed 22 April 2016

i visit the Galle fort every time i stop in Sri lanka, just to spend the day walking around inside the fort. next time, i think i will take my snorkeling gear. there is a small beach for swimming.

Thank Thamara T
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Star fort is a miniature version of Dutch forts around Sri Lanka. It gives you an idea how they were designed and maintained. The fort is in good condition compare to other Dutch ruins you can see around Matara. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Uthpala W
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is the place to go to have the real feeling of Asia. An old world place which shows you the past.

Thank Judy_LucyC
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