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. Make Old Parliament Building a centerpiece of your Colombo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Colombo online trip builder .
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  • The view of the parliament building and surrounding area is very beautiful. the place is so calm and nice.  more »
  • I passed through this place while walking across the beach road in the evening, Even in the dark the building was prominent and showed that it was a magnificent structure.  more »
  • The old Parliament building which is near the Fort is a splendid building from the colonial era. The PM's office used to be at the back of the Parliament. There are statues of former Prime Minister's ...  more »
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  • This is Old Parliament, And this is 1st Parliament in Sri Lanka , Baththaramulla new parliament is located
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