iSleep Fortaleza

Ancient warehouse that became a kindergarten and now a guesthouse

House of spice

One of the older buildings at Lighthouse Street. The old brick wall inside reveals the history as a spice warehouse dating back to the 17th century. Later it was home to a Montessori kindergarten.

Galle is at once endlessly exotic, bursting with the scent of spices and salty winds and yet also vaguely familiar, like a whimsical medieval European down unexpectedly deposited in the tropics
— a visitor’s journal in the 1980’s


In 2008 the complex was renovated and turned into guestrooms for Fortaleza Hotel, named after the first fortification in Galle: the Black Fort.

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