Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Galle

Galle is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Galle one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Galle is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Galle or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Galle. Explore the historical monuments of Galle with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Galle guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Galle page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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

  1. Galle Dutch Fort

    #1 of 4 Historical Places in Galle
    Galle Dutch Fort

    Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: 65a Lighthouse St, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  2. Maritime Archeology Museum

    #2 of 4 Historical Places in Galle
    Maritime Archeology Museum

    Tags: Museum, Archaeological Site , Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Queens Street | Galle Fort, Galle 8000, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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, ancien...Read more

  3. Mount Calvary Church

    #3 of 4 Historical Places in Galle
    Mount Calvary Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Hiniduma, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 scen...Read more

  4. Madunagala Hermitage

    #4 of 4 Historical Places in Galle
    Madunagala Hermitage

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Madunagala, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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.

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