Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle has its unique architecture which has a mix influence of European and local styles. The Fort built by the Portuguese was re-built and strengthened by the Dutch with British adding on to it subsequently during their rule.
Galle Fort offers the "small town feeling" with many cafes, restaurant, and bars all within a walking distance. An evening stroll in the Fort will give you one of the many a breathtaking views of the sunset you can get while touring the south coast.
While in Galle, don't forget to also stop by an antique store to pick up a few souvenirs.