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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  • A great place to relax with your family. Has a jogging path for the joggers. Lots of greenery for the nature lovers. The place is very clean. Calm and quiet most of the days. There is adequate parking areas too. A place that's worth a visit if you are in colombo.
  • The place where you can go for relax with your your family or do jogging. Green environment among busy colombo is blessed actually. you may love to sit in the ground in the evening if you ever visited there once.
  • Nice large park area with the independence monument in the center. A peaceful and relaxing place to see. Good to walk around and take some photos. Free to see and enter, there is a museum which costs, but we did not go in Only down side are the tourists trying to take photos and getting in the way of mine.
  • Independence square has a nice evening. Most of people come here to jogging or spend their free time and having a joyful evening. All the time it is opened but I would rather to go there in evening
  • Perfect peace, solitude with a deep sense of calm!...and the 'breeze' is wonderful. You will surely want to take photographs here...not only of the view and the monumental artistic structures of cultural wonder but, no doubt a few selfies too. Who can blame you? This place is my quiet haven on a sunny morning and my jogging track by evening. It's also a great place to meet up with intellectual friends for a chat near the large beautifully lit up ponds by twilight.
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