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Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Have been more often when come on holiday and the place was done up nicely. Very relaxing place to go for a walk after very tirring day.

Thank Thilina J
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Large open grassed areas with multi large water features.Cooler tree lined avenues from the main structure. Pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Aanjee
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Took son here to explain the history of Sri Lanka along with Independance Day. Then spend the sorrounding with well modified old building accomodated with luxurious food out lets.

2  Thank Sinnathamby V
Reviewed 8 November 2014

The nice square together with the Independence Hall is nice place to visit particularly at night time. The local people come here at leisure and have their activity options like jogging, cycling, sitting and chatting. Every body here will remember the time when declaring independence...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

After the recent developments this area is a very good place to hang out specially in the evenings. You have options like jogging, cycling, shopping, dining to do.

Thank Danushka M
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

The design of the structure along with the columns look strong and enormous representing the independent in a great meaning. This is a place of unity and it really is.

Thank SaeedOmani
Reviewed 26 September 2014

The centre piece of Independence sqaure is the Independence Hall which was built to commorate the country's independence from the British in 1948. It was designed in line with the historic "Magul Maduwa", the Audiance Hall, of the last king of Kandy, where the official...More

Thank Sumith W
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

During my one month stay in colombo this the place I visited most along with race course. It's a good place with good envoirnement and lots of shops for window shopping .

Thank H K
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Several old government buildings are refashioned to create a modern arcade. The development consists of upscale shops, restaurants, canteens and Cinemas. There is an exclusive luxury Cinema consisting of only 21 seats. There are no restrictions to entry. The area is presently crowded as many...More

Thank Ariya650
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The Arcade is very well designed and looks grand.The place has a very good selection of restaurants.The place is very good for evening walks and very good for kids young and old alike.

Thank SE s
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Vera Z
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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.