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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo
(3.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
As the oldest building in the area, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct offers historical colonial architecture in addition to its fine shops and restaurants. Originally used as a hospital by the Dutch in the 17th century, the attraction was later transformed into a shopping and dining precinct. Pick up souvenirs, such as clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, and artworks, or find outside seating where you can sip wine and watch passersby. Wander around the two large courtyards and keep an eye out for street musicians, theater performances, and art exhibitions, too. For Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and beyond, use our Colombo vacation route planner to get the most from your Colombo vacation.
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  • It was a great place for shopping! we loved the atmosphere but seemed a bit over priced! A shopping precinct with a touch of history really delighted us! 
  • I enjoy the atmosphere of this place. It's very laid back. Brilliant place to relax and take a breather. 
  • We liked to see this building beautiful Hanyang these shops and this atmosphere of good living that one can have with us at the terrace café. However, it is not a change of scenery level gastronomy. See all cases
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  • Great place to hangout on a Friday night. The live band by the bar, restaurants nearby will keep you entertained and help you enjoy the night. There is also a club nearby that is usually crowded.
  • It's not your normal shopping mall. This place is divided in colonial looking buildings with different shops. Most of them are food, pubs, and tea shops. Therr are live bands sometimes. Good place to hangout with your friends at night
  • Quite large area, many restaurants and coffee shops, it's hard to find chinese restaurant here because maybe many tourists do not get used to eat sri lankan food. Highly recommend the souvenir shop and ODEL shirts, material is very good with reasonable price. You can buy ODEL shirts in the airport with much higher price
  • This is a nice place to hangout with friends, it has many eateries inside, variety's range from fish, chicken and crabs. It also has pubs. This place is considered to be a tourist attraction as well.
  • Very nice place in colombo,good restaurant around here,must go place in colombo,youb can have a sit and enjoy tge slow life,try to buy the beans with spicy outside the street,around 200 meters from here,come out and turn left,mainly local people buy,and its street seller, 20 rupees only but nice taste,must with chilli