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Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love the Independance Square area. This is a historic place in Sri Lanka. Very relaxing and good place to relax.

Thank SanjeewaA
Reviewed 2 days ago

Independence Square was included in our Colombo City Tour. It's a nice place reflecting history of Sri Lanka. They also have a museum if one wishes to visit. There is a huge statue & a huge ground. Clean & peaceful place.

Thank Kaiz_sm
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful building, but nothing else worth going there for. Most shops are empty, just a few very expensive boutiques. Not worth going really.

Thank Faye N
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice place reflecting the Sri Lankan history. Has a museum but was closed when i visited. However, still a place to visit in Colombo. Has wall craft marking the independence of Sri lanka. Also it is situated near independence square arcade which is a...More

Thank AALEKH07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to have a peaceful and relax mind it's very tidy clean and lovely place to spend the evening with my family i just loved this place you can see many of them are using this area for jogging and to...More

Thank sjurangpathy28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A place to take time out and enjoy the surroundings whilst being part of history.

Thank Maryanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a view to mark the triumphant victory of gaining independence for Sri Lanka in 1948, then the government of Sri Lanka decided to construct an independence memorial building which could be appreciated by local and foreign people symbolization of the long and splendid history...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good visit with family as its very informative and lotsof history of sri lanka in this location. Many fitness enthusiast use the surroundings for walks etc..Very safe place to sit and relax..

Thank shehan p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a place where Sri Lanka independence was declared.Its a great place to relax and simply enjoy the nature. There is a garden out there were one can walk and enjoy.

Thank KhushalAgrawal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a creation to remind us of what the country might have gone through by waves of colonisation by western powers. The unintended but an excellent result is that we get a great place to relax and walk around to kill time within the...More

Thank Anand G
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VeraZ916
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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