Independence Square, Colombo

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Relax in the lush gardens surrounding Independence Square, right in the heart of Colombo. Paved pathways cross the square, offering an ideal space for taking a walk, jogging, and cycling. Opposite the square sits Memorial Hall, built in 1948 to celebrate the country's independence from British rule. Satisfy your shopping needs at the nearby mall, home to a vast array of various designer brands. Use our Colombo trip planner to visit Independence Square on your trip to Colombo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Its a nice place to visit with some good significance of its celebration of first independence day. Its in the heart of the city with the mall and heritage building and a great garden  more »
  • The ornate open-sided hall was built to celebrate Sri Lankan independence in 1948 and is located next to Victoria Park. It's worth including on a tour of Colombo, but no more than 15-20 minutes is nee...  more »
  • The Independence Square is located in the Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo. It was built to commemorate Sri Lanka's independence from British Rule in 1948. The main hall has lovely pillars and manicured ga...  more »
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  • One of the most important and popular tourist destinations with lots of historical value. Located in the heart of Colombo, with a huge green environment all around it, it is a great place to relax, go for family outings and picnics, and enjoy nature right here in Colombo. It also contains a museum with historical information regarding independence. it is also a great place to go jogging, cycling and to workout; it has specially designed areas, equipment and facilities for this purpose.
  • Independence Square is one of the nicest places to relax in Colombo. In addition to the memorial hall itself, there's also the huge green lawn outside, the memorial museum, and the Arcade next door. Superb place for a walk or jog around the Independence Square. Early morning walks are ideal since mornings are less crowded but evenings can get a bit too crowded.
  • Excellent place to spend your quality time. Huge space for group outing. As well as you can able to gain knowledge regarding independence of Sri Lanka. Photographers may full their memory card by excellent photography of these place. Their is also a museum which is full of history of Sri Lanka independence moment and others
  • Sri Lanka's monument to commemorate Independence from the English in 1948. It is located amidst a spacious park with well maintained trees and green grass and ample parking space. An ideal place to have a picnic/ spend-the-day. High-end Shopping boutiques along with Food and beverages available in neighboring Independence Arcade.
  • One of the central places in Colombo, this is the memorial to mark the independence of Sri Lanka from the British. A huge memorial, it contains plenty of information about the movement and history. A nice garden around the area helps you to jog, run or sit in peace and talk to people. You also have a nearby shopping complex with high end brands where you can do some shopping as well. Recently they celebrated 70 years of independence as well. Don't miss it.
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