Famous Old Galle Fort

Galle fort initially built by Portuguese in 17 th century was taken over by Dutch and British during times of colonization. Recognized as one of the few remaining living forts in the world, no wonder it creates a cultural fusion of construction making itself a major tourist attraction site in the world. The entrance of the fort still has the coat of arms of the Dutch owned VOC and the British insignia.

Added to this, myriad first-class restaurants, art galleries, crafts boutiques, and spice shops line the labyrinth of charming streets and atmospheric alleyways. Explore the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex, and soak in the ambience as you enjoy the ultimate retail experience, browsing through gorgeous little shops and finding unique handicrafts in beautiful old buildings.

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