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Fort & Lighthouse, Galle

 

 

 

The natural harbour in Galle was the island's chief port of call as far back as in the 14th century. The Portuguese landed there in 1505 and built bastions and a fortalice to guard the harbour. The present 90 acre fort with the lighthouse and church was built by the Dutch in 1663. It still remains a port of call where people, traveling down the Galle road and beyond to Kataragama and Yala, break journey and spend a delightful time exploring this historic city.
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