Galle’s fascinating history begun by its founding by Portuguese colonialists, thereafter the fortification of the old city in the 16th century. Followed by the building of stone sea walls by the Dutch. Its architecture reflects a mix of Portuguese, Dutch and finally British rule. The streets in Galle Fort are quaint and ideal to explore by foot. It includes some wonderful Mosques, Churches, Temples and grand mansions that have now been converted into luxurious hotels and many stylish restaurants and coffee shops. Discover a 300 year old Dutch
Reform Church and at its south east point the Galle lighthouse. Parts of the old rampart walls that encircle the old city are wide in beam and can be walked upon.
Galle is the captivating Capital City of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka and a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is so much interesting history that can be researched and seen in Galle, a most interesting city to be visited.
For those cricket aficionados, Galle International Stadium is considered one of the worlds picturesque cricket grounds and many International test matches are enjoyed at this venue.