Arcade Independence Square, Colombo

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  • I visited It by chance, when I was brought to know the Memorial Hall. It is directly opposite and stands out for its central location, its whiteness and colonial airs. As its colonial style is because it is precisely an old building recycled and remodeled to be a commercial complex. The Arcade Independence Square is a commercial mall, located in a group of renovated buildings that include the former Jawatta Lunatic Asylum (later known as the Auditor General building) and the former West Provincial Council Building. It Was built as part of the Independence Square redevelopment program initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka. It Seems a curious thing that these harmonics and simple buildings of 1889 of the old government of the colony of Ceylan have been put in value, not for museum, not for cultural center, but if in this case for a mall. The immense buildings that once were to a Psicquiátrico hospital have been reformed and embellished with a very harmonious criterion and impeccable aesthetics. They Are very pleasant to photograph and walk between their recobas and gardens, despite the idea that inside there are glamorous boutiques and decorated bars makes it a little out of context. As out of Place!!. Anyway, I repeat, the project is beautiful with its large pavilions surrounded by impeccable gardens and fountains! You See models, boyfriends and young people who enjoy taking pictures among the gardens!!. Very attractive especially at night, when the suggestive lighting creates a special atmosphere!! Very convenient to visit after your step through the Memorial Hall. To know another fasceta of Colombo!
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  • Ive visited here several times and I must say that the environment in between the two sectors was really attractive.Much satisfied with all the branded stores in one mall,also we enjoyed ourselves wit...  more »
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  • Very clean, tidy and aesthetically pleasing location. Even after all these years, the Arcade is surprisingly well taken care, particularly the garden. This location has a cinema, restaurants, cafes and high end branded shops. It's a good place to bring your family and the Independence Square is right behind it.
  • It's not a place a would recommend for "shopping". It has a lot of designer brands which is great if that's what your looking for. It has a very nice exterior. If you like taking pictures, this location is quite nice.. the building itself is very old and adds to the beauty of this place.
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