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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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  • Not really much to do tbh all you can do is take a picture. Probably done in 5 mins so don't set your hopes high! 
  • The former Parliament is still a good example of Graeco Roman architecture for the aficionado. Not open to the public , a high security zone but those of us who were lucky to visit have seen that the ...  more »
  • Located in the neighborhood of the hotels facing the sea front; the front of this monument is impressive
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