Cargills Department Store, Colombo

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See the Victorian red-brick facade of Cargills Department Store, where you can find a range of products at reasonable prices. Browse through clothes, footwear, cosmetics, homewares, and even groceries at the large store. During the British colonial era, colonists used to buy supplies and luxury products at the department store, giving them a taste of home. Observe the visual juxtaposition between new and traditional architectural styles as you compare the department store to the modern buildings around it. A visit to Cargills Department Store represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Colombo trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The Cargill department store stands out for its stunning red-brick Victorian facade. Inside unfortunately there is no longer the colonial splendor that would be expected but it should still be seen at least from the outside for its historicity and for the contrast with the towers of the World Trade Center in the background.
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