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Colonial Architecture In Sri Lanka

Witness the remnants and souvenirs of over centuries of colonization.

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The Matara Fort

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It was built in 1560 by the Portuguese and consists of a large stone rampart. It lies on a promontory separated from the Nilwala River and the ocean. The fort was later fortified by the Dutch in 1640.

The Galle Fort

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The Galle Dutch Fort is such an marvel of an attraction that it’s been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was first built first in 1588 by the Portuguese colonists but later extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Today, the Galle Dutch Fort is a major tourist attraction that even the tourists staying at boutique hotels in Colombo; the likes of the Residence by Uga Escapes; make it a point to travel the one and a half distance to see this magnificent creation. Some of its highlights include,

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