The Moon Bastion – Galle Heritage

The Moon Bastion

The Portuguese had named this bastion as Conceycao, which meant “the pure conception.” The Dutch originally identified as the Middle Point. In 1667 it was officially named as Mark or the Moon Bastion.

By 1760 there were 19 canons installed on this bastion.

If you’re in Galle, we’ve found the perfect spot for you to chill out and watch the sunset spread over an uninterrupted sky and sea. It’s part of the Galle Fort Ramparts – the Moon Bastion – right by the clock tower near the fort’s entrance.IMG_0293The clock tower at the Galle fort is unmistakable, tall and stately and an impressive 131 years old. It was built in recognition of Dr Anthonisz, a renowned burgher surgeon. The plate on this roughly-four-storey-high tower says it was built “in testimony of his skill and benevolence in relieving human suffering’. The clock on its own was a gift from a grateful patient of Anthonisz’s.

Outside View


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