Galle Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Galle

Antiques, art and lace are the primary souvenirs that you can pick up at little shops and stalls at Galle. At the Galle Fort you can pick up semiprecious stone jewelry set in silver at a number of Gem Shops in Church Street. Local lace is also equally easy to pick up. At some places you may actually see the lace being made.

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At Olanda, you can chance upon some antique furniture. Retailers ship to anywhere in the world and also make fake antique furniture which is much cheaper. Of course as with everything else you need to negotiate well to get a good price but please note that shipping charges are more or less fixed and there’s little you can do about them.

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Pedlar Street

On Pedlar Street there are traditional Sri Lankan crafts and artifacts for sale. This includes paintings, hand-painted show pieces and other collectibles.

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Gingota Silk Factory

Here you can pick up Sri Lankan silk of a better quality and cheaper than the shops in the Galle Fort region. Although in the fort you can also pick up batik, leather goods and even spices. 

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