Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Western Province  /  Colombo  /  Sightseeing  /  Old Parliament Building

Old Parliament Building, Colombo

(220+ reviews on the web)
Government Building Tourist Spot
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.
Create a full Colombo itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Colombo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Colombo by other users

6 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Sri Lanka SEE PLAN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A magnificent building overlooking the mighty Indian Ocean. Photography prohibited, however you can get across the road and click a few  more »
  • This is an Impressive building and there are a number of similar buildings behind it, which are easily seen by just walking along the street.  more »
  • Though, there is a new parliament established in Sri Lanka at the Capital city of Sri Jeyawardanapura, this building remain as a remarkable one not only for Sri Lankans but also for those who like to ...  more »
Google
  • This is Old Parliament, And this is 1st Parliament in Sri Lanka , Baththaramulla new parliament is located
  • Awsome
  • Great