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Begin your journey at Fort Cafe, where your guide will provide a brief introduction before embarking on a captivating walk through the vibrant streets of Colombo. As you stroll through bustling markets offering a plethora of goods, from textiles to electronics to spices, you'll soon arrive at the Old Dutch Museum.

Nestled within these lively streets, the Old Dutch Museum showcases pristine architecture dating back to the 17th century. Originally the residence of Count August Carl Van Ranzow, this two-story mansion built by Thomas Van Rhee, the Dutch Governor of Sri Lanka, offers a glimpse into the colonial past. Preserved by a special committee with the assistance of the Netherlands government, the museum houses over 3000 artifacts related to the Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka.

Continuing your exploration, you'll venture into the commercial hub of Colombo, Fort, where another colonial gem awaits: the Old Dutch Hospital. Initially functioning as a hospital in the 17th century, this historic site has served various purposes over the years. From caring for Dutch seafarers to housing a post office and telecommunication center during the British period, the hospital's rich history is intertwined with Colombo's maritime heritage.

Today, the complex has been transformed into a vibrant hub hosting high-end restaurants, bars, and shops. Your guide will pause here for a refreshing drink, allowing you to soak in the ambiance of this historic location. However, be prepared to move on swiftly if the possibility of a spectacular sunset captures your host's photographer's eye.

The walk culminates at the historic Galle Face Hotel, the oldest hotel in the East, reached via a leisurely half-kilometer stroll along the Galle Face Green promenade. This iconic stretch is bustling with activity, attracting visitors of all ages.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Colombo's history and culture on this captivating walking tour, where every step unveils a new facet of the city's colonial legacy.






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