Stroll around the old commercial and administrative heart of the city, Colombo Fort. Attractions in the area include the president's house, general post office, Colombo Harbor, and the Dutch hospital complex. Gazing out on the water, you'll see a floating mosque seemingly rising from the sea. The area mainly features old colonial buildings; however, the struggle between new and old reveals itself in the modern buildings slowly making their way among the existing architecture. Arrange to visit Colombo Fort and other attractions in Colombo using our Colombo trip itinerary planner.
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  • The attractions of Colombo are countless with many museums, art galleries, golf courses, gyms, spas and salons, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and coffee shops to keep you busy.  more »
  • In Colombo Fort you can find many interesting corners. A very versatile district with old but also with modern and new buildings. Many restaurants, cafés and shops. There is no market here however.
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  • Agree with all of the other reviews that this is a way of getting out and seeing a few old buildings but they are in a sad state of repair. This was the only place that we really got hassled by street...  more »

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