Loves to walk next to the shore with a bit of sunshine? Let’s talk about Galle Fort then! The romantic pathway across the brick walls next to the Indian Ocean in Ramparts, southern coastal line.
Places to visit at Galle Fort
This ancient Dutch Fort was built by Dutch army in 1541 with a bold tropical backdrop of few colonial architectural buildings. This cultural artifact has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Streets of the Galle Fort with colorful clothing shops and little restaurants can make your evenings amazing under the golden rays of sunset.
End of the pathway of the Galle Fort the Sri Lanka’s first light house standing in a corner. It was built back in 1848 as the main light house to guide boats to Galle harbor in Southern Coast. If you walk to the other end of the fort which is the side facing the city and the International Cricket Stadium, you can visit the magnificent clock tower that catches anyone’s eye at first.
And the Meeran Masjid (the mosque) is another beautiful place you can visit. It’s pretty beautiful on the inside, with colorful floor tiles and stained glass work. But sorry girls, ladies are not allowed to see this beautiful prayer room.
While you walk down the street passing the brick walls, you can visit the main Buddhist temple in Galle Fort. A well maintained colonial style buildings of the temple is a great place to have a moment of quiet reflection away from the hustle and bustle of Galle.
The Dutch Reformed Church of the Galle Fort, also known as the Groote Kerk, is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use on the island. It was built by the Dutch in 1755 and is tiled with gravestones from the Old Dutch cemetery. The church garden itself is attractive and poignant, with lavish grass in the center edged wall to wall by stone tablets.
Next is the main Anglican church in Galle Fort. Lovely exterior which opens up to a wonderful interior of this church definitely exudes a sense of peace and serenity.
Along with the picturesque souvenir shops along the streets and little coffee shops in a corner of the street, Galle Fort has so much more beautiful places to hide out while giving you the instagram-view sceneries all around.