Galle Fort • Streets

Wandering through the labyrinth of Fort’s narrow, cobbled streets feels like taking a peek into the past. The facades and alleys bearing the names of long-lost trades, old families and forgotten icons date back to the period when Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled the coast of Ceylon, with Galle as its undisputed cosmopolitan hotspot. The history of Fort lives on in its street names; each street has its own distinct character and stories to tell. The mood around town changes with the sun, from early morning until late evening. Join us for a culturally curious exploration of this unique old city!

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Places to stay in Galle

Fort Bazaar
Cool elegance in old merchants mansion
26 Church Street
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Fort Printers
Understated luxury in old printing workshop
39 Pedlar Street
high
Pedlar’s Inn
Feel good hostel in the heart of Fort
62/B Lighthouse Street
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Amangalla
Fort’s most prestigious hotel
10 Church Street
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Galle Fort Hotel
Classy old world charm
28 Church Street
high
Deco on 44
Art deco mansion from the 1930’s
44 Lighthouse Street
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Fortaleza
Stylish rooms in old spice warehouse
9 Church Cross Street
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Seagreen Guesthouse
Friendly B&B overlooking the ramparts
Rampart Street
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