Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Colombo

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As the oldest building in the area, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct offers historical colonial architecture in addition to its fine shops and restaurants. Originally used as a hospital by the Dutch in the 17th century, the attraction was later transformed into a shopping and dining precinct. Pick up souvenirs, such as clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, and artworks, or find outside seating where you can sip wine and watch passersby. Wander around the two large courtyards and keep an eye out for street musicians, theater performances, and art exhibitions, too. To find out how to plan a trip to Colombo, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • A lovely courtyard to relax the night before we flew out of Columbo. Good restaurants and a buzzing atmosphere.  more »
  • A heritage building which dates back to Dutch colonial period in 1600s, established as a hospital to look after the officers serving in the Dutch East India Company, which is now a shopping and dining...  more »
  • Once a hospital, now turned into an arcade with boutique shops and well-known restaurants. Make sure to take a walk around and witness the amazing architecture.  more »
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  • A nice place for a dine out. Evenings would be precious with delicious meals and beer while enjoying live music play. Cool winds crossover the premises during the evening making it more interesting. Generally, it is heavily crowded and it seems every foreigner would love to visit the place. During christmas season it becomes more interactive than ever
  • Not too much shopping in the area. Spa Ceylon is located there, however. Plus an alleyway full of paintings and artists. Many restaurants located there including Black Pepper and Ministry of Crab that are pretty busy and well frequented by foreigners and the upper class Sri Lankans. Lively, lovely area overall if you want a night out on the town. Plus there were different bands performing around the area near the restaurants.
  • One of the best place for a dine out in colombo. Evenings are more colourful than the day time. Good restaurants with really delicious foods also many pubs for a chilling beer. Nice place for photo shoots also can enjoy live music in the evenings have good boutique hotels also good shops for a quick shopping
  • Very nice location great courtyard to sit and enjoy the ambience while sipping on some local beer and trying some of the seafood and fresh ocean produce the country is famous for.. you can download. Spot of curio shopping as well in the complex itself and get some good tea to take home for friends..
  • One of the trendiest parts of the Colombo city! Basically this is the old hospital area which they have revamped! This place has some of the trendiest drinking spots in town and there are a variety of places to choose from a normal pub like atmosphere to a more upscale rooftop bar and restaurant! The road adjoining which is called the hospital street is very famous for hosting various art, jazz and street food festivals on a monthly basis and attracts locals as well as tourists to this area! A must try place for a tourist to hangout and experience a different upscale side of the Colombo city
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