Galle Fort Hotel in Galle
Sri Lanka is a land of many wonders. Enticements abound, and there is much that should not be missed; the Galle Fort is foremost among these, a place like no other, where worlds, ancient and modern meet and mingle, and where the appetites of body and soul are both equally satisfied.
Galle is the capital of the Southern Province, and the Galle Fort is a monument of tremendous historical, architectural and archeological significance. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th Century.
The architecture within the Fort reflects the islands bygone period of colonial occupation, and the numerous Portuguese and Dutch era buildings have been carefully restored and renovated, so visitors to Galle are, seemingly quite literally, transported back in time.
Important heritage monuments within the Fort include the original home of the Dutch Governor and his staff – now the Amangalle resort hotel, the Dutch Reformed Church; the Meera Mosque; the All Saints Anglican Church, the Clock Tower and the Galle Lighthouse. The National Maritime Museum is also not to be missed.
The fort has a colourful past, and its present is no less vibrant. The perfect spot for anyone with a reverence for history, a hunger for culture, an appetite for cuisine and a desire for a life with a difference; the Fort is today occupied by many writers, artists, designers, poets and photographers. Home to several fantastic boutique hotels and some of the finest restaurants in the entire island; Galle exerts an undeniable pull, captivating visitors with its fascinating history and unique atmosphere. Galle Fort Hotel brings them the luxury among history, with one of Luxury Hotels in Galle, the Galle Fort Hotel.
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