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 nice green place with its historical monuments related to Sri Lanka history. For me it is nothing except do photos.  more »
  • My thoughts before going to see Independence Square were of history and culture. While there was a small area devoted to this, the majority of the Square has been handed over to retail and food outlet...  more »
  • Very nicely and well maintained place. I passed this place everyday on my way to work. Walked through the place once in the morning and another time in the evening. I was impressed with the vibe of th...  more »

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