Independence Square, Colombo

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Relax in the lush gardens surrounding Independence Square, right in the heart of Colombo. Paved pathways cross the square, offering an ideal space for taking a walk, jogging, and cycling. Opposite the square sits Memorial Hall, built in 1948 to celebrate the country's independence from British rule. Satisfy your shopping needs at the nearby mall, home to a vast array of various designer brands. Use our Colombo trip planner to visit Independence Square on your trip to Colombo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was built to commemorate Sri Lanka's independence from the British on February 4, 1948. It's a replica of the Magul Maduwa celebration hall. The building is decorated with most of the artistic patterns and objects of ancient Sri Lanka
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  • This is a nice place to stop for a short time, take a few pictures, and enjoy a quick walk through the breezeway of the Independence Hall building while standing in the shade. The columns have interes...  more »
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