Cargills Department Store, Colombo

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See the Victorian red-brick facade of Cargills Department Store, where you can find a range of products at reasonable prices. Browse through clothes, footwear, cosmetics, homewares, and even groceries at the large store. During the British colonial era, colonists used to buy supplies and luxury products at the department store, giving them a taste of home. Observe the visual juxtaposition between new and traditional architectural styles as you compare the department store to the modern buildings around it. A visit to Cargills Department Store represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Colombo trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • October 5, 2017
    I was standing in front of this building during my stroll in the fort area. Found a huge departmental store inside the colonial looking building. Even if you don't wanna buy something, just drop by. T...  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    This is classical colonial building. You have all items available in business district. I normally buy water and quick bite from here. It has pharmacy and good wide tea colloction. KFC is at next door...  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    I always go to their supermarket to buy food, biscuits, and toiletries. There is also a KFC shop inside the store.  more »

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