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The Central Point

The Central Point

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Why locals love it

Built in 1914, the Central Point was once Colombo's tallest structure. It was heavily bombed in '96 and left abandoned for years. Today, it's been restored to it's former glory and owned by the Central Bank, housing an Economic History Museum. Its a testimony to Colombo's rich age-old heritage.

Why you should visit it

The Greco-Roman architecture with Corinthian columns, marble pillars, circular glass dome, stained glass windows, the tapering central atrium and huge chandelier gives Central Point a classical Wall Street like grandeur. It's definitely worth checking out during a heritage walk through Colombo Fort.

Special tip

Don't forget to visit the economic history museum to see currency exhibits dating back to the 3rd century BC.

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  • The Central Point

    Chatham Street, Colombo 01, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව
  • Mo-Sa: 09:00-17:30
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