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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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  • The Old Parliament Building is a Neo-Baroque-style building close to Galle Face Green that was built during the British colonial era to house the Legislative Council of Ceylon in 1930. In 1972, when S...  more »
  • Having driven through the suburbs of Colombo the area around the Old Parliamnet building was impressive with its open lawns and impresive architecture.Our hotel was adjacent to the area and it was an ...  more »
  • The old parliament building is an imposing building that you won't miss if you are travelling past the Galle Face Green in Colombo. Despite the many high-rises dotting the area, this building still ma...  more »