Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 1988
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Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions.
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Hotels and places to stay
Secret Palace House
Vista Fort Thari Inn
Samaya Fort Hotel
Mamas Galle Fort
Fort Inn Guest
The Fort Printers
Galle Fort Hotel
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Medium airport - 7 mi (12 km) Colombo Ratmalana Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (97 km) Beira Lake Seaplane Base
Seaplane base - 68 mi (109 km) Weerawila International Airport
Small airport - 72 mi (116 km) Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Large airport - 83 mi (135 km) Arugam Bay SPB
Seaplane base - 125 mi (201 km) Amparai Airport
Medium airport - 133 mi (214 km) Batticaloa Airport
Medium airport - 154 mi (248 km) Trivandrum International Airport
Large airport - 283 mi (456 km) Cochin International Airport
Large airport - 387 mi (623 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Bona Vista
- Unawatuna East
- Unawatuna West