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Galle Architecture - With the arrival of colonialism to Sri Lanka which is evident in the architecture. Very few buildings of the Portuguese era survives, however many building from the Dutch era can be found within the fort area of Galle built by the Dutch in the year 1663 which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many important historic buildings were built by the colonial governments. These were often built in one or another European architectural style, which was in fashion at the time such as the Palladian, Renaissance or Neo-classical styles.
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Galle Architecture -  With the arrival of colonialism to Sri Lanka which is evident in the architecture. Very few buildings of the Portuguese era survives, however many building from the Dutch era can be found within the fort area of Galle built by the Dutch in the year 1663 which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many important historic buildings were built by the colonial governments. These were often built in one or another European architectural style, which was in fashion at the time such as the Palladian, Renaissance or Neo-classical styles.