The splendid Galle Fort is always an engrossing place to explore. Within the impressive ramparts of this striking cultural attraction you will find a captivating selection of sightseeing highlights that are sure to capture the imagination of the visitor. As you experience the many attractions of the Fort a fine choice in accommodation would be the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. This attractive Bentota hotel offers luxurious rooms and many contemporary amenities that will make a stay here a pleasure.
The remarkable Galle Fort inherits an eventful history as it dates back to the colonial era of Sri Lanka. Many fascinating sights can be seen at this well-known cultural site which attracts a steady stream of visitors from around the globe. The initial structures at the Fort were constructed by the Portuguese, but it was the Dutch colonialists who were responsible for the splendid fortifications and many of the buildings that may be seen within the Fort.
The splendid ramparts and stone walls of the Fort are an impressive sight in themselves, whilst you will find many interesting attractions within their borders. The charmingly quaint little streets within the Fort are lined by numerous Dutch style villas and other features of the colonial period. Make it a point to visit the numerous museums and shops selling antiques as you will find many fascinating items dating to the colonial era.
A myriad of entrancing sightseeing attractions may be found as you explore the area within the confines of the Fort. The Dutch Reformed Church is always a highlight, displaying distinctive architecture and many engrossing features. Other noteworthy attractions in the area include the government house, the Old Dutch Hospital, a Buddhist temple, the Meera Mosque, Galle Lighthouse, Clock Tower and the All Saints Anglican Church.
However there is more to the Galle Fort as you will encounter numerous cafes, jewellery shops, fashion stores, bookshops and many other establishments that will draw the attention of the visitor. Exploring the many attractions of Galle Fort is sure to be an enjoyable experience.
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