Unless you’re going on a whale watching expedition, there are not many things to do in Mirissa. However, located about an hour away from this town is the beautiful historic city of Galle.
The ancient Galle Fort was initially built by the Portuguese invaders until it was captured and fortified by the British during the 17th century. Accommodation properties such as Esprit d’ici Hotel highly recommend a day trip to the Galle Fort!
National Maritime Museum
Serving as a quick and interesting escape from the heat, the museum holds marine artefacts from smoking pipes, artillery guns, beer mugs, naval craft, etc. Some of the artefacts are said to be over 800 years old!
Old Dutch Hospital
As the name suggests, this was once said to be a hospital complex used by the Dutch, however it has now been converted to a modern and extremely hip place to hang out at when you’re in Galle; complete with restaurants and bars!
The Galle Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse on the island, located at Point Utrecht Bastion 6 meters above the road. The tower is 26.5 meters in height.
Galle Clock tower
A monument that marks the entrance to the fort overlooks the Moon Bastion. It was built in 1883 and was gifted by Mudaliyar Samson de Abrew Rajapakse; a patient of Dr. P.D.Anthonisz to show his gratitude and appreciation.
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