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Significant monument
for Sri Lankans

Independence Square

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Why locals love it

Independence Square was built to commemorate the independence from the British rule in 1948. It has been a popular family park for decades, and recently the area around it has been opened up with jogging and cycling tracks, along with beautiful lit-up water features. It has a lovely relaxed vibe.

Why you should visit it

See the traditional architecture of the building, meet/observe locals, enjoy the gardens. It is open till very late in the night.
The adjoining Independence Arcade is a good place to shop (for branded clothing) and eat.

Special tip

Read the inscriptions on the statues and elsewhere, they'll give you a glimpse of the history.

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5 Comments

It is a historical monument . People can spend the leisure time here. There is a shopping arcade next to this place.
Greenlanka
Local
November 27, 2018
Independence Square situated at the most prestigious area in Colombo called Cinnamon Garden. It's a most popular icon in Colombo city tour. People can walk around the structure and take pictures as they like in here.
Amila
Local Ambassador
August 1, 2018
Nice place to chill
Nilendra
Local
March 1, 2018
Monument Signifying the independence gained.
Arqam
Local
July 24, 2017
boring
Nimesh
Local
April 29, 2017
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