Top Historical Places in Galle

Are you looking to explore the history of Galle through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Galle including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Galle. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Galle ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Galle, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Galle for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Galle with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Galle Dutch Fort

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    Built by Portuguese and fortified by Dutch, Galle Fort is declared as one of the living world heritages as an exceptional presentation of ‘an urban ensemble, which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.’ The Fort is known for the ‘Ramparts of Galle’. Recognized by UNESCO for its cultural herita...Read more
  2. Maritime Archeology Museum

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    Maritime Archeology Museum

    Museum, Archaeological Site , Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Located at a walking distance from the famous Galle fort, the interesting Maritime Archeology Museum showcases an impressive display of artifacts like the statues which were once washed ashore, ancient Chinese pottery, fishing boats, fish gallery and other Mari time articles. If you love the vintage look, this museum would be a pleasant surprise.
  3. Mount Calvary Church

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Maunt Calvary Church is located in Hiniduma, Galle. In this village, the crucifixion of Christ, on a hill aptly named mount Calvary opposite the Hiniduma Church is represented through a series of scenes making this village very popular among tourists.
  4. Madunagala Hermitage

    Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Historical Site

    This serene spiritual destination is located at Madunagala in Hambantota district. This Buddhist Hermitage is one great place to visit if you are seeking inner peace.