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Independence Square

Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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“nice square” (9 reviews)
“jogging track” (14 reviews)
“shopping arcade” (15 reviews)
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Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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"nice square"
in 9 reviews
"jogging track"
in 14 reviews
"shopping arcade"
in 15 reviews
"british rule"
in 18 reviews
"memorial museum"
in 6 reviews
"race course"
in 13 reviews
"morning and evening"
in 10 reviews
"historical importance"
in 8 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 72 reviews
"historical place"
in 16 reviews
"independent square"
in 6 reviews
"cinnamon gardens"
in 11 reviews
"prime minister"
in 11 reviews
"clean place"
in 6 reviews
"evening walk"
in 12 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 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.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

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 22 March 2018

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 21 March 2018

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

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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.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The former asylum is a picturesque building which has been carefully restored & is on its way to becoming a mall with shops and cafes, although right now it is a bit lacking in occupied units, cafes mostly with a couple of shops. The Independence...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Stopped here whilst on our Tuk Tuk Safari and was explained the history of the square and there after were left to have a break for 15 minutes. It was lovely to see people relaxing , reading and just have some quality peaceful time and...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

If it's a hot day, it's better to avoid this place. It has a history behind it, but there isn't much to do. Loved the colorful animal installations there. What is interesting is the shopping zone near it which was initially an asylum and then...More

Thank nikkita g
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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
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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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