You’re surely bound to fall in love with the city of Galle, especially with the highlight of this coastal city – the Galle Dutch Fort. Here are a few places you mustn’t miss when you visit Galle.
Marine archaeological museum
If you’re looking for some insight into the maritime history of Galle, then you must visit the spacious Marine Archaeological Museum. Occupying an old warehouse that was built by the Dutch, there are interactive displays that display the city’s maritime past. Covering two levels that pass through the city wall, you’ll also catch a glimpse of the many shipwrecks that surrounded the Galle waters. 20 minutes from hotels the likes of Aditya Resort, you must stop by this place and check it out for yourself.
Within close vicinity to many a Sri Lanka luxury resort in Galle, you’ll see the elegant lighthouse from a fair distance. Standing at a height of 27 metres, this working lighthouse dates from the year 1939.
Galle Dutch Fort
This walled city within a city is truly a door into a completely new world. You’re going to be left completely awestruck with the perfect blend of old and new. You can stroll along the cobblestone streets and stop by at one of the many cafes or restaurants for a quick refreshment.