Independence Memorial Hall
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Independence Memorial Hall

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Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule on February 4, 1948.

The structure is made of concrete, and bear columns similar to what is found in ancient Sri Lankan architecture and it was designed to resemble a Kandyan audience hall. The rows of stone lions that guard this great monument are a unique feature of this Hall.

This remarkable site in Colombo has become a major tourist attraction due to its historical significance and extraordinary work of architecture.It is one of the significant heritage sites of the city that you must visit.

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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
6.9041260°N, 79.8670677°E
Distance from Colombo city center to Independence Memorial Hall
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Read traveller's reviews about Independence Memorial Hall..

Overall Rating:4.8

  '5' out of 5
"Most popular destination in heart of Colombo city. Iconic building on behalf of independence of Sri Lanka. Quite large space. There is a museum under the floor. "
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"Great environment to spend some time within the Colombo suburbs. Nice environment at the evening. Well known for iconic building. "
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"Superb place for a walk or jog. Early morning walks are ideal since mornings are less crowded but evenings can get a bit too crowded."
  '5' out of 5
"Nice place and historical view and heritage area and nice view "
  '5' out of 5
"Built as a Memorial to the Independence of Sri Lanka this iconic landmark houses also houses a Museum and is a popular destination in the heart of Colombo"

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 9, 2016

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