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Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Independence Square in Colombo is one of the few if not the only space in Colombo where you can breath fresh air and do a reasonable walking round. I use this space as a transit point where you can unwind before heading to the next...More

Thank EPabalu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u want to spend some time relaxing after visiting the Colombo city I can recommend this place have a sit and relax with the fresh air. This place independence monuments and garden are simple and beautiful u can have a walk through the park...More

Thank jmitchell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere. Can relax, walk, play cards, chat, have soul searching conversations,soak in the architecture of the Square, watch the sunset....one hindrance is the guards who need to be trained better and the cultural ministry certainly needs to have better guidelines about what visitors can/cannot...More

Thank AviMF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another gem in the heart of the city. Good to spend 15-30 mins at this lovely place. Architectural monument to admire.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I had a different experience when I visited this place . The shopping mall was different. An old building was converted to a shopping mall . There are few cheap eats and hotels there . If u wanna spend few. Hours relaxing after seeing...More

Thank Gokul_sekar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Independence Monument and Gardens are simple, graceful and peaceful - much like the place and people of Sri Lanka. It’s worth stopping and walking around as it gives a great feeling. Then cross over to the Arcade which is converted Asylum Buildings. Extremely impressive...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Independence Square: The building was constructed in 1889 at a cost of Rs 450,000 to serve as the Jawatta Lunatic Asylum (also called the Cinnamon Gardens Asylum). In 1875, the then Governor, Sir William Gregory, based on the recommendations of the Principal Civil Medical Officer,...More

Thank 27Nam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to hang out with your kids. The nice space, land scape surrounding and lack of congestion makes it an ideal place to relax.

Thank Nuwan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this monumental structure, which is reminiscent of an ancient Greek or Roman temple, on a recent cruise call to Colombo.The inside of the building is covered with murals representing the history of the Sri Lankan people. The outside of the building is guarded...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The iconic place of Colombo not only hosts the important functions throughout the year but also is ideal for morning walk & exercises due to the serene surroundings.

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Vera Z
18 April 2018|
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Response from KPNAGARAJA | Reviewed this property |
August Will be Nice weather . Intermittent Rains and very Pleasant weather
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.
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.