Independence Square

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The place is a rectangle shape building mostly resting on many pillers and nothing in the middle. Outside it is a statue of the first president of the country Mr Stephen Senanayake.
There is no entry fee. It is worth taking a pic.
Written January 12, 2020
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Prasanna M
Rowville, Australia193 contributions
Family
This has been built to commemorate Independence obtained in1948. This is not the place where it was declared but a place where Sri Lankan architecture is used.
A place not to be missed if you are in Colombo. Good for a morning walk and some great photos.
Nearby you would find Sri Lanka Broadcasting corporation and also the National TV station.
This area is also near to many overseas missions like Australian High commission, Canadian High commission and also the British High commission.
Written January 26, 2020
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Saibal S
San Francisco, CA2,243 contributions
Once you get out from the heat into the shelter of this monument, you experience a soothing breeze flowing thru it. The architecture is beautiful and it encourages you to spend a few minutes relaxing under its shade.
Written January 2, 2020
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Melanie D
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Family
I love going to independance square with my dog. There are so many people who walk their dogs at the park, on leashes and clean up after their dogs. It's just was a lovely place to take your pet for a walk as there is no other place to go. I was so upset to see a huge board "NO PETS", "NO CYCLING" today. The other parks don't allow pets either. If people are walking their dogs properly, cleaning up after themselves and dont disturb anyone, there shouldn't be any issues. Another option would be to fine people who dont clean up after their dogs. Really dissapointed..
Written August 6, 2015
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Ashok J
Thundersley, UK70 contributions
Couples
Independence Square forms part of a large open space incorporating the Independence Hall. As has been mentioned by numerous reviewers the hall and surrounding area is a monument to Sri Lanka's freedom from the British. The hall is not a hall as such, as it has no walls, it comprises a number of ornate pillars supporting a large red roof.
The site is well worth a visit during the city tour, as it only requires 5-10 minutes to look around.
Written May 1, 2019
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yassirbom
Mumbai, India95 contributions
Family
This is a quick photo-stop attraction that's clean and well maintained and levies no entry tickets. Worth spending 5-10 minutes here.
Written March 30, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
Business
This is a old building complex converted into a shopping and restaurant complex next to the Independence squre.A good place to hang around during day or evenings.
Written December 31, 2018
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,076 contributions
The Independence Memorial Hall, built in the Independence Square, celebrates the country's independence from the British rule, in 1948. The design of the hall resembles the royal audience hall from the kingdom of Kandy. The statue in front of the Hall is of the first prime minister of the country, Stephen Senanayake. It's an interesting building and a large square, perhaps worth a very short visit.
Written December 14, 2018
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zamanwho
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,101 contributions
Independence Square is one of the beautiful places in Colombo, especially at the evenings. In addition to the memorial hall, there's also the huge green lawn outside, the memorial museum as well as the Arcade in the next door. There's plenty of well-kept garden all around Independence Square and lovely clean paved pathways. The Square is pretty awesome green place and maintained well. It’s a great place to passing relax time and enjoying the natural green in the city settings for the tourists and locals.
Written October 12, 2017
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ruk
Hong Kong, China49 contributions
Couples
This is a great place to jog in the evenings. The park is set on the backdrop of Independence Square where Sri Lanka gained its independence.
Written July 11, 2017
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