Old Parliament Building

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  • Address: Old Parliament Building, Lotus Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building
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It could be ironic, that this, one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city, is not open to the public. But considering that people are well satisfied with merely taking photographs of its great architecture, it is not so surprising. Built in the 1930s in Neo-baroque style to house the Parliament, the building's function changed in 1983, when the parliament moved to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. Today it is the home of the the Presidential Secretariat, and is the venue of many an important state function or event. In front of the building, in the garden, are the statues of various important Sri Lankan statesmen.

How to Reach Old Parliament Building

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to 107 Bus Station, Lake House Bus Stop.
  • Drive or walk here.
  • Pettah Station

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  • Old Parliament Building Address: Old Parliament Building, Lotus Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Old Parliament Building Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Old Parliament Building(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Old Parliament Building: 00:45 Mins
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  • 46.75% of people who visit Colombo include Old Parliament Building in their plan

  • 62.22% of people start their Old Parliament Building visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Old Parliament Building

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

92.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Parliament Building

People normally club together Galle Face Green and Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple while planning their visit to Old Parliament Building.

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

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