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Galle Dutch 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 th...

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Testimonials

4 weeks ago
Fascinating walk through the history of the fort. More accurate to call it Portuguese/Dutch/British Fort. All those countries have left considerable influences. Love the way the Portuguese used lots of coral mixed with stone to build their walls. Great place to people watch and fly kites.
- Mockie H
3 days ago
The Fort really resembles a small laid out walled town, with a rectangular grid pattern of streets full of the low houses with gables and verandas in the Dutch colonial style. It has a well laid out road network. The fort area also has a number of historic churches, mosques, commercial and government buildings. Some of the locals stroll along the walls of the fort in the evenings.[5
- Arjuna C
a month ago
Love this place very much. This will bring you to British and Portugeus era. Most of monuments and buildings are more than 100 years old. Very popular with tourists. Great place
- Kottage P

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