Time Out says
A living heritage site.
This 90 hectare (222 acre) attraction is an excellent blend of architecture, with ramparts that resemble those in the coastal areas of Portugal. It also has the distinction of being one of the best-preserved sea forts in South Asia. When you are there do not forget to admire the Dutch houses, the Dutch Reformed Church, the Meeran Jumma Mosque, the Great Warehouse and the restored Dutch gate. You can end the journey by dropping into one of the pleasant street side cafés to quench your thirst. To feel and appreciate the full glory of Galle, visiting this Dutch legacy is a must.