Considered as the cultural capital of the south, the great city of Galle has many splendours to offer to the outside world. The list may be long, but among the impressive collection of properties for sale in Galle that includes the residential houses for sale in Galle, the most important may be the world-famous Galle Fort. Constructed in 1588 by the Portuguese, this fortress was transformed into a full-fledged architectural masterpiece when it was taken over by the Dutch in 1640. According to historic accounts, a Dutch general named Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who arrived in 12 battleships with 2000 men, masterminded the takeover of this fort. It was captured after a four-day siege. However, what the Dutch constructed afterwards was at such an exquisite level, even the UNESCO decided to declare it as a World Heritage Site back in the '80s.
A visitor from Colombo can easily reach this city by taking the southern expressway, which may take only an hour. If you are here for sightseeing, why not also look at the impressive range of residential properties in Galle for sale that could include the modern apartments for sale in Galle as well as the old bungalows in Galle, for rent and sale. Make no mistake; the colonial magnums of the rich heritage have extended to the real estate in the south coast. As such, do not be surprised if you come across a rare opportunity to buy a 100 year old 2 story house, especially a colonial house consisting 30 to 50 perches of land within walking distance to the Galle town and a scenic view of the paddy fields. These properties can offer you everything from air conditioned rooms to swimming pools, to make your life easier.
Regardless, the fort is not the only attraction around the city as a mere few kilometres to the south lies the beautiful Unawatuna beach, the breath-taking Bonavista coral reef and the famous Koggala Lake. The most affordable type of properties found here are the lands for sale in Galle. These properties are scattered throughout this zone and can offer all essential facilities. These amenities can range from a basic pipe born water supply, a three-phase electricity connection, a secure fence as well as paved road access that is extended to walawwatta road in the heart of the city, with minutes drive from the fort.