Galle Dutch Fort

Galle Dutch Fort recognized as one of the main attractions in Sri lankan Tourism. It was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in Sri Lanka. This ancient fort was firstly built by Portuguese in 1588. At that time this was a quite busy port.

Distance from Airport:131

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This is also called as ‘Ramparts of Galle’.The fort is an admit to South Asian customs and European architecture around 19th century. The bread fruit tree planted in the fort is believed to be the oldest bread fruit tree of Sri lanka. Bread fruit is also brought to Sri lanka by Dutch. Other worth to see places in Galle fort are Galle fort temple, Galle fort mosque, Galle fort light house, Maritime museum, fort library and the Anglican church. The inner walls of the fort are decorated with Dutch architecture.

Facilities
Around & within Galle Dutch Fort there are super luxury accommodation to stay. You can taste delicious food & beverages & experience BBQ dinners, nature walks, cycling, swimming, scuba & diving, collecting Souvenirs, doing Archeological studies, paintings etc.

Surrounding
Matara VOC fort, Galle City, Madu River & Lagoon, Turtle Hatchery – Hikkaduwa, Rumassala Hilltop, Jungle Beach, Mihiripenna Beach, Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna peace temple, Kanneliya Forest, Sinharaja Forest, Madolduwa, Koggala Lake  & surrounding, Brief GardenLunu RiverWhale & Dolphin Watching, Water sports in Bentota & Hikkaduwa Beach are the nearest & interesting location to see around Galle Fort.

Hotels Nearest
The Fort Printers Hotel, Frangipani Motel, Mamas Guest House, Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing, Deco on 44, The Fortress, Fort Dew Villa, Dutch Colonial House, Galle Fort Hotel, Amangalla Hotel, Le Little Paris, The Sun House, Ambassador’s House, Closenberg Hotel, Tamarind Hill, CoCo Bay, Unawatuna Beach Resort, Jetwing Kurulubedda

Category
Beaches, Diving, Sri Lanka, Down South, Sea Foods, Spa, Beach Hotels, Surfing, Whale and dolphin watching, Coral Visiting, Fishing, Temples, Archeology