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Independence Square

Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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  • Average14%
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“jogging track” (14 reviews)
“nice square” (9 reviews)
“shopping arcade” (15 reviews)
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Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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"jogging track"
in 14 reviews
"nice square"
in 9 reviews
"shopping arcade"
in 15 reviews
"memorial museum"
in 6 reviews
"british rule"
in 17 reviews
"race course"
in 13 reviews
"historical importance"
in 8 reviews
"morning and evening"
in 10 reviews
"independent square"
in 6 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 67 reviews
"historical place"
in 15 reviews
"cinnamon gardens"
in 10 reviews
"prime minister"
in 11 reviews
"clean place"
in 7 reviews
"evening walk"
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"nice place to visit"
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"busy city"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is quite a place to visit because of its historical significance. It is a pleasant area of the city and has some interesting statues and good views of the park.

Thank TrueBrit_10
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Independence square is situated in the middle of the city. It's a small park surrounded by lush greenery. There's a hall where you can sit for hours altogether.

Thank Sheetal P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with our group as part of a half day trip round Colombo. The park is clearly liked by the local population judging by the number of people there. Our main interest was the monument to Independence - a very interesting structure. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

located in the Independence Square at Colombo 7. Built to commemorate independence from the British in 1948. Very popular site for locals. A great place located in Cinnamon Gardens where you can go and relax and have a stroll around the gardens. This monument has...More

Thank Angela D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Independence Square is centrally located and is one of the must see places in Colombo because of its cultural relevance to Sri Lankan people.

Thank Kika040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Tuk tuk guide took us here and explained about the importance of the place and how much respect is shown to their leader that drove them forward to independence. Good views from here and good photo opportunities

1  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Independence square is a very important monument of Colombo.When I visited it was too hot but inside the building it was calm. There were live painting going on. It remind me of a similar structure of Paris. It overlooks the lush green garden with...More

1  Thank Sunny D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In that place we had a great pleasure . We could not hope a place like this in middle in the colombo. It is a great place to every one to visit.....

1  Thank fernandeserica
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Set in the middle of Colombo, Sri Lanka is the monument to independence from British rule. A few stairs to climb with a view of nearby Victoria Public Park. Set along the edge of the monument is a line up of lions which we were...More

Thank BobWE
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Really pretty space but again, like some of the other Colombo open-air attractions, there is not a lot of shade so wear a hat and best go after 5pm, when the day starts losing its heat.

Thank Tony_Caramella
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Vera Z
18 April 2018|
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Response from doijode | Reviewed this property |
We also had been in last week of August and first week of September , it was raining most of the times. Please carry rain costs and umbrellas
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John_Muirhead
25 February 2017|
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Response from svperera | Reviewed this property |
There is no known market as such held at the independence square but close to it at the old race course grounds there is the 'good market' held every Saturday from about 09-17hrs.
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gdevi0112
3 October 2015|
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Response from Ratna K | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about Colombo Municipal Council building known as (CMC).This is still still functioning office.
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