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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  • The Independence square is a very important monument of Colombo.When I visited it was too hot but inside the building it was calm. There were live painting going on. It remind me of a similar structur...  more »
  • In that place we had a great pleasure . We could not hope a place like this in middle in the colombo. It is a great place to every one to visit.....  more »
  • Set in the middle of Colombo, Sri Lanka is the monument to independence from British rule. A few stairs to climb with a view of nearby Victoria Public Park. Set along the edge of the monument is a lin...  more »
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  • One of the central places in Colombo, this is the memorial to mark the independence of Sri Lanka from the British. A huge memorial, it contains plenty of information about the movement and history. A nice garden around the area helps you to jog, run or sit in peace and talk to people. You also have a nearby shopping complex with high end brands where you can do some shopping as well. Recently they celebrated 70 years of independence as well. Don't miss it.
  • Over the many years, this has been the place where people enjoy evenings with their families, or do some light exercise. This place is now frequented by the fitness conscious, and is a great place if you want to get your exercise in with a great crowd. There is a free gym (albeit limited equipment) and plenty of space to spread out your mat.
  • Nice place for group chatting, meeting and practicing some item. There is some enough space for doing some activities. Best place for loving couples. Maintain nicely and evening there are so many people and kids play this area. Good place for jocking and also it has some exerciseing items.
  • Such a wonderful place to be! Excellent architecture! I always recommend this venue for the architectural photography lovers! Even this place is ideal for a wedding photographic session! When you are feeling alone good place for killing time! I must say this is super attracted place in Colombo!
  • Its a great place to spend your time. So much space for freedom.

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