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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This a fort which was built to the city to protect the city from their enimies. It is also called the Dutch Fort. A small history of the place.
Written 11 October 2023
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Premil Shasendra
Negombo, Sri Lanka123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Negombo Fort was a small but important fort in Negombo, approx. 30 km (19 mi) north of Colombo, that was built by the Portuguese to defend Colombo.
Written 14 July 2022
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1LifeStand
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,290 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Sad to see that the entrance is dilapidated.... And could be maintained better.

But a must visit when in Negombo... And walk up the road to visit the pretty little church.
Written 13 April 2021
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There is very little to see of this old structure: a bit of ramparts and a clock tower. It presently is a prison. It is located near the fish market so you may as well saunter over for a short look. I caution if you are old enough you may think of that classic Peggy Lee song 'Is that all there is?'. I liked the massive tree on the prison grounds as much as anything.
Written 18 January 2020
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Ashley B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
It quiet literally is a tunnel, a small wall and a tower. Not much left of the tower. I wouldn't stop if I wasnt already near it
Written 21 December 2019
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Dushi-NY
NY, NY6,441 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
A tunnel and old tower on top of a small grassy hill is what remains of the old Dutch Fort that is accessible to visitors. Negombo has flourished due to its fishing industry and tourism because of its proximity to the International Airport.

As others have stated, this is another quick stop. The prison is actually more interesting than the ruins of the Fort.
Written 7 March 2019
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Susan M
Greater Sydney, Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We visited the Dutch Fort in Galle on our tour of Sri Lanka it is truly built with only the stones and coral from the sea. Lovely old buildings and beautiful views over the ocean., All Saints Church was also very interesting
Written 17 February 2019
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manleyhands
mucklagh163 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
If you'd nothing else to do go ahead. 5 minutes will do it! Nothing spectacular............near a prison

Written 6 February 2019
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Ashwin Nair
Bengaluru, India16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Historical. But the surroundings are not maintained well. It is just there in the middle of the fish market and a prison. Needs a lot improvement on the maintenance. Would take a max of 5 minutes to visit and click pictures. Usually not a crowded place. No tickets. Open for all. 300 meters from The Miura Dutch Edge Hotel, which I would recommend for a stay in Negombo.
Written 22 January 2019
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amr100
Wellington, New Zealand1,015 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Interesting re the history, but is just another church - and disappointed in the 'donation' suggestion (as came to learn was common in Sri Lanka) - just put a price on entry and be open about it.............

Not a stand alone place to visit ie needs to be part of the overall tour.
Written 11 June 2018
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