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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  • A hall to commemorate Sri Lankan independence. A good place for photography with old architecture and gardens around it. Located at the head of the monument is the statue of the first prime minister o...  more »
  • Independence Square remains one of the nicest places to relax in Colombo, especially in the evenings. In addition to the memorial hall itself, there's also the huge sprawling green lawn outside, the m...  more »
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