Galle Face Green is located in the heart of the city along the Indian Ocean coast, and is a destination for tourists and residents alike. The Galle Face Hotel is a historic landmark on the southern edge of this promenade.
Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict many styles. Colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and Contemporary architectural styles. No other place is this more evident in the Fort area. Here one may find new towering skyscrapers as well as historic buildings dating far back as the 1700s.
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