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Old Parliament Building, Colombo

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Stop at Old Parliament Building and take in the neo-Baroque architecture on display. Constructed under British colonialism and opened in 1930, the building housed the island's' legislature until 1983. Unfortunately, the building does not offer tours of the interior, but you can walk around outside, inspect impressive bronze statues of eminent statesmen on the grounds, and take a relaxing break on the manicured green lawns. Bring a camera to capture the imposing structure. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Colombo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Parliament Building and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • An old building with a suitable facade near the front worth a stroll past to take a photo or two. Then onwards to Galle Face Green. 
  • Beautiful old building but difficult to photograph through the railings so I stood up on the half metre wall to obtain a clear view over the top. Mayhem ensued as a guard came rushing towards me from ...  more »
  • Visited the old parliament building. It was good to stand in the building where importance decisions were made.