Galle, Sri Lanka

Discover Galle, Sri Lanka

The beautiful colonial-era walled city of Galle on Sri Lanka’s southern edge that extends into the Indian Ocean like a little peninsula is a wonderful example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia.

Windswept beaches with shimmering waters and nodding palms surround the city’s colonial-era showpiece, a 16th-century Portuguese-built fort that provides a stunning backdrop for leisurely walks around Galle. Elsewhere, the city is dotted with Dutch-style colonial homes, history museums, quaint stores and whitewashed villas, as well as a variety of little coffee places to enjoy a drink in the shade.

The National Maritime Museum, natural harbour, the old luxury hotel Amangalla and St. Mary’s Cathedral constructed by Jesuit monks are all notable attractions, along with one of the world’s most beautiful cricket grounds, Galle International Stadium.

Things to do in Galle, Sri Lanka

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Galle include:

  • Discover the 16th-century Portuguese-built fort
  • Admire the mix of architectural styles
  • Visit the National Maritime Museum
  • Be bowled over at Galle International Stadium, one of the world’s most beautiful cricket grounds

The best way to see Galle, Sri Lanka

If you would like to visit Galle, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you.

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