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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Jewellery Store
“Galle Fort is a Unesco World Heritage place. Dutch syle old city ... with lot of shops, restaurant, bar, interesting and beauty places, houses. The best afternoon-evening walk around.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
“UNESCO world heritage site - colonial history, restaurants, beach, shopping and much more”
  • 27 locals recommend
Landmark
“in galle we have the dutch fort you can have a look and its one of the most tourist attractions ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely spot on Pedlar Street-well recommended for a coffee or lunch/dinner. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Wonderful hand loom fabrics, great locally made sarongs, carpets, toys, handbags, something for everyone in this iconic shop”
  • 11 locals recommend
Landmark
“ Galle Fort - You can spend the entire day in the galle fort. The Lighthouse , beautiful streets with Many cafés , restaurants , and old homes are all enthralliing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The old Hospital Building which has been transformed in to a shopping arcade with a variety of food parlors with the vast open area facing the Indian ocean.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent family restaurant with a large air-conditioned indoor play area for the children. Very delicious crepes with different filling and fresh fruit juices.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel
“Galle Fort is a UNESCO heritage site, filled with beautiful old buildings, boutique style shopping and great cafes.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Rebuilt by Shane Warne after the boxing day tsunami, the ground is a great place to see one day and test series.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This four hundred year old UNESCO heritage site is Sri Lanka’s most important Dutch colonial monument. Its original 17th century town grid and architecture remains almost perfectly preserved, steeped in old world colonial charm and run riot with artisanal crafts and boutiques. Its talent festivals also draw artists, writers and musicians from all over the world.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Resort
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“Must do for cocktails and dinner. The oldest boutique hotel in Asia. Think: Incredible architecture, charming old world style and sophistication. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hostel
“Galle Fort is an iconic Fortress built by Portuguese in the 16th Century also known as Dutch Fort . It is named as a world heritage site by UNESCO. An evening walk by the light house is an amazing sight not to be missed by anyone visiting Sri Lanka. There are many good restaurants, a museum and many monuments to be visited.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Lovely spot on Pedlar Street-well recommended for a coffee or lunch/dinner. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent family restaurant with a large air-conditioned indoor play area for the children. Very delicious crepes with different filling and fresh fruit juices.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great place located in Galle Fort. The reason it is called minute by Tuk-Tuk is because from any spot from Galle Fort you will reach this place within a minute. You have an amazing view of the Indian Ocean coupled with some delicious food. So make sure to stop by here. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“You find here authentic Sri Lankan rice & curry -- with 9 curries! -- If you wish to enjoy a typical Sri Lankan rice & curry meal the way we have it, this is THE place in Galle Fort. Of course, at a reasonable price.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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