Sri Lanka Southern Province Galle


Historic seafront fortress in Sri Lanka, featuring Dutch colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, and a towering lighthouse.

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Raised in the middle of the 16th century by the Portuguese as an imperial trading outpost on the Indian Ocean, Galle Fort subsequently fell into the hands of the Dutch and then the British. Its long past as a colonial outpost still shows in the high, salt-washed bulwarks and their cannons. These days, the cobbled streets within the walls have been taken over by cool cafés and art galleries. It’s the perfect place to get lost and wander.

jrfrancis 4 years ago

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