There are many must-see attractions in Galle, foremost being the Galle Fort, built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663. A UNESCO world heritage site, the Galle Fortress is a phenomenal collection of structures, each telling a story through centuries. A unique feature is that the Galle Fort is yet a live and bustling as there are many administrative offices, courts and companies apart from the hundreds of people who hover around enchanted by the surrounding atmosphere of splendour and drinking in the salty fresh air.
The Galle Lighthouse too, built by the British in 1939 on Point Utrecht Bastion, being an architectural masterpiece, is one of the main attractions in Galle. The structure stands 18 meters high and can be found on the eastern end of the fortress walls. The Historical Mansion Museum laden with British memorabilia including maps, guns and artifacts is a great place to visit. The Dutch Reformed Church, originally built by an Army officer serving with the Dutch too is a must see.
With the Indian Ocean seen on two sides ensuring a constant free-flow of fresh air, the Galle Cricket Stadium offering splendid views of the resplendent ocean is certainly one of the main attractions in Galle.