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Independence Square, Colombo
(4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Independence Square on your holiday in Colombo, and find out what else Colombo has to offer, use our Colombo vacation planner.
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  • Awesome place for an evening walk and for a run, weekends will be bit crowded but I will visit this place more than one time. 
  • The monument marks the independence of what is now Sri Lanka hot on 4 February 1948. It is monument where domestic and foreign visitors are also aware of the colonial history of this country-Portuguese, Dutch, English. The moment is sober, but decent. Visitors take the time to look around and also the attractive setting in.
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  • This is the place where Sri Lanka got Independence from England's 133 years of savage rule in 1948 Feb 04, still every year we celebrate Independence day in here. Now a days it is more like a memorial...  more »