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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  • October 5, 2017
    Located right next to the Fort area makes it really convenient to get here. One can simply walk from the fort area or also from the galle face beach. The parliament building stands proud among some ot...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    An iconic historical structure facing the sea in Galle Face area. Upcoming skyscrapers trying to overshadow this superb architectural marvel radiating history.  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    This building is located within Colombo Commercial District and next to the coastal line of Colombo. Surely an Historical Place.  more »
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  • December 16, 2016
    This is Old Parliament, And this is 1st Parliament in Sri Lanka , Baththaramulla new parliament is located
  • November 24, 2016
    Awsome
  • October 4, 2016
    Great

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