Old Gate - Galle
Old Gate - Galle
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Old gate, Galle, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

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Vithiri Travels
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Galle ancient Dutch fort city
Is a UNESCO listed historical site.
It is a must visit place for visitors who love the history ,Architecture etc....
Excellent place..
Written 4 November 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Galle Fort Old Gate. This is on Queen Street and an entrance to the Galle Fort. The arch on the Fort side of the gate is inscribed with the coat of arms of VOC, while the arch on the exterior, port facing side is decorated with the British crest, Dieu et mom droit and the date is 1669
Written 8 September 2023
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Wolszczak
Warsaw, Poland1,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Many miss the actual gate tot he city. It shows where the normal day life took place and how new streets modified the gate setup. Worth to see, resembles a bit Dutch gates to smaller towns.
Written 16 January 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are two modern gate entries from the north. The northeastern Old Gate is the most atmospheric as it is the original point of entry made by the Portuguese. As you enter there is the British coat of arms. On the interior side is the Dutch coat of arms of the Dutch East India Company with 1669 in Roman numerals below it.
Written 5 February 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This Gate is the last remaining link with the Portuguese builders of the original fort in 1588 and is located on the North wall. The Coats of Arms that are visible date from the Dutch and British colonial eras. Great history and a must see in the fort.
Written 21 November 2019
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Tintin
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
If you come from the mainland this gate is on the left hand side of the fort. This is the original gate of the fort. When you pass through this gate you have this special feeling as if you are entering a time machine. As if you are entering history...

When the British took over Galle Fort they moved the insignia of the Dutch East Indian Company (VoC) to the back and replaced it with the British coat of arms. Both coat of arms can still be seen today.

This is a very special place.

Cars, three-wheelers, motorcycles and bicycles use this gate. So be careful when taking pictures!
Written 28 August 2019
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This one is one of the best gates which allow the entry to the old town.
I was already inside and so I went towards the wals to see this gate.
Very beautiful is the British Coat of Arms at the top of the gate.
Written 4 July 2019
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NLB-Artem
Moscow, Russia12,226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The oldest gate of the fort, built by the Portuguese, is an arch in the wall of a long warehouse building, which was also the wall of the fortress.
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Written 27 September 2023
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