Arcade Independence Square, Colombo

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  • Address: 30 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +94-727727758
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Square, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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About Arcade Independence Square, Colombo

This complex is an interesting juxtaposition of facts. It looks like a mansion. It looks new, but was built in 1889 as an lunatic asylum. It is now located adjacent to where Sri Lanka was declared free. And it is now the most popular shopping, leisure and entertainment complex in the city. Fashion apparel, sports apparel, watches, electronics, restaurants and even a wax museum, of all things, are located here. There are over a dozen excellent restaurants. And an Empire cinema theatre. But what really sells this complex are it sheer good LOOKS. Everything is white and wood, brightly lit, decorated in colonial themes and utterly inviting. It feels like a villa-turned-shopping complex.

Arcade Independence Square Information

  • Lots of parking available, which is a rarity for Colombo.

Arcade Independence Square Opening and Closing Hours

  • Individual establishments at the complex may have their own opening hours.

How To reach Arcade Independence Square by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to torington bus stop.
  • Drive or walk here.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Arcade Independence Square

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include Arcade Independence Square in their plan

  • 60.1% of people start their Arcade Independence Square visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Arcade Independence Square

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

78.75% of people prefer walking in order to reach Arcade Independence Square

People normally club together Independence Square and Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple while planning their visit to Arcade Independence Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Arcade Independence Square, Colombo Reviews

  • You can find good branded shops out there.. And good parking space as well. When it comes to food.. there's no much choice to make.. It's better if they can put up places to eat other than usual Burger King and small food court sorta place... Because many people come there to enjoy and meet friends and get together with the family it's important to have a good place to hangout..

  • One of the lovely shopping place to hangout with friends and family. Close to independence square and one of the highly recommended place to visit around. Varieties of luxury branded garments, accessories for men - women, restaurant, cafeterias, t lounges. Cinema theaters are superb, good parking area, well maintained atmosphere. Mostly crowed on weekends.

  • Good place to walk around. Clean and private. Shops like Fossil, Hugo Boss and the Galleria Dept Store are there. Cineplex has the country most comfortable cinema seats. Make a reservation as it has limited seats. Can improve in terms of eateries. Only Burger King is available.

  • Best place in Colombo I know to take a walk, have good evening time. There are very luxurious stores for clothing! Several good quality Spas and restaurants. The Empire Cinema is also there and is great. It's a luxurious small Cinema of best quality. Tickets around 900 rupees for a movie. The best thing is the independent square next to it. Very good for jogging and a lesurely walk.

  • restored British Colonial building, trendy housing shops, and restaurants opposite Colombo landmark Independence square. Trendy hang out worth visiting. Shops are expensive. Restaurants - you have a choice from Burger King to upmarket restaurants.

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