Independence Square

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  • Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Statue, Leisure, Square, Shopping Center, Picnic Spot
Tickets From $28.31

Walking down Independence Avenue, you'll see a statue looming up before you. It is Hon. D. S. Senanayaka, father of the Nation, the first Prime Minister of Independent Ceylon, welcoming you to the square where Sri Lanka's freedom from British rule was celebrated in 1948. Right behind the statue is the Independence Memorial Hall. Around the square is a manicured grassy garden, popular with joggers and exercisers. You might even see people picnicking. Restaurants and shopping complexes surround the area. The serenity of the place makes it a favourite hangout, recreation and relaxation area. It gets crowded in the evenings, so that's the best time to people watch.

How to Reach Independence Square

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to Torington Bus Stop.
  • Drive or walk here.

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  • Independence Square Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka
  • Independence Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Independence Square(preferred time): 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Independence Square: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 55.16% of people who visit Colombo include Independence Square in their plan

  • 81.38% of people start their Independence Square visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Independence Square

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

87.68% of people prefer walking in order to reach Independence Square

People normally club together Independence Memorial Hall and Arcade Independence Square while planning their visit to Independence Square.

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

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