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Black Fort

Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 246784
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Its worth to visit

This place has historical background and lots of stories, without knowing its background its... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Charitha G
Might be the oldest bastion but unable to access it

Our Lonely Planet guidebook suggested including the Zwart Bastion (Black Fort) as part of a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
mikeedeedee
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good15%
  • Average48%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
16 Oct 2016
“Its worth to visit”
20 Dec 2015
“Might be the oldest bastion but unable to access it”
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 246784
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place has historical background and lots of stories, without knowing its background its useless trip. expect old wales and prison, and good view of Galle port and rumaswala mountain. before you visit I suggest vist archaeological office and museum, also National Maritime Museum few...More

Thank Charitha G
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Our Lonely Planet guidebook suggested including the Zwart Bastion (Black Fort) as part of a self-guided walking tour. However, despite our best efforts, you cannot get into it unless you are willing to trespass! We gave up and instead retraced our steps to the shady...More

1  Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 8 October 2015

very nice place. need special permission to enter. old dutch jails available. this was the first fort that built by Portuguese.

Thank Usiru
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This was well worth a visit , this is were all the Sir Lanka's watch cricket from as you over look the ground, we saw some big lizards here as well.

1  Thank Pauline337
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Dont get too excited by the black fort, nothing to look at apart from some run down police buildings and a pile of trash. Some work has to be done here, but if you look closely you will see some of the old masonry from...More

Thank william820
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The last vestige of the Portuguese settlement is tiny so make sure you get a map of Galle Fort to appreciate it and everything the Fort has to offer - so many nooks and crannies to explore. The Gallery at Fort Printers or the Serendipity...More

Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The oldest bastion built by the Portuguese, known as Zwart Bastion, meaning Black Bastion/ Fort. The place was so named as it was covered in smoke most of the time with the firing of guns and cannons! It is said to have been built between...More

2  Thank 1LifeStand
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