Galle Fort With a Local

Join a local resident of Galle Fort on an intriguing walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Galle Fort, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century.  Its walls contain a myriad stories garnered through the centuries and on this tour, we help you to discover its history, architecture and hidden treasures, from its striking bastions and grass-covered ramparts to small cobbled streets lined with intriguing buildings and its modern incarnation as an intriguing and charming tourist destination with its hotels, restaurants and art galleries. With 150 acres to explore, this tour follows a route that whets the appetite, with a comprehensive and captivating selection of facts and stories drawing from religion, history, architecture, daily life and the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami.

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