Monuments in Colombo

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is one of the lesser known but equally fascinating attractions of Colombo. Operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Lighthouse is 12 metres high and is built on a concrete base. The Lighthouse was built in 1952. Tourists and locals flock to the Lighthouse ...

    Monument
  • Khan Clock Tower

    Khan Clock Tower

    The Khan Clock Tower is a famous landmark in Colombo and oft visited by both tourists and locals. The clock tower is four stories high and marks the entry to the Pettah Market. The Khan Clock Tower was built by Bhikhajee and Munchershaw Framjee Khan of Bombay to honour ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Chabad House

    Chabad House

    Chabad Houses are places where traditional Judaism is disseminated. The Chabad House in Sri Lanka also works on the same lines. The Chabad House organizes various activities and services for people who visit the house. It offers services for all Jewish needs and has a synagogue, mikva, library and a ...

    Religious Monument
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil is a sacred Hindu temple made entirely of granite. Located right in the center of Colombo, Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil flaunts a mesmerizing architectural pattern engraved in grey granite. Devotees from all over the island nation flock to the temple to pay their respects to the ...

    Religious Monument
  • Old Town Hall

    Old Town Hall

    The Old Town Hall is located in the Main Street , Pettah and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Colombo. Designed by J.G. Smither, an architect in the Public Works Department during the British rule in Sri Lanka, the Old Town Hall was opened in 1873.

    Monument Museum
  • Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple is the assembly hall for monks at the Gangaramaya Vihara Buddhist Temple, one of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka. The reason for its fame is three fold – modern architecture, religious importance and cultural significance. The architecture of the temple is a perfect harmony of ...

    Religious Monument
  • Wolvendaal Church

    Wolvendaal Church

    THE Wolvendaal Church is a reminder of the Dutch architecture. Built in 1749, the Woldendaal Church today is the most important Dutch era building in Sri Lanka. The church is in the form of a Greek cross. Inside the church, the pew boasts of exquisite ebony chairs. The craftsmanship on ...

    Religious Monument
  • R Premadasa Stadium

    R Premadasa Stadium

    The R. Premadasa Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 35,000 spectators at a time. It is also one of the most important and famous cricket stadiums in Sri Lanka, having hosted more than 100 one day internationals. The idea ...

    Sports Monument
  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp

    Law Courts of Hulftsdorp

    The area of Hulftsdorp Hill is very busy and crowded owing to courts’ complex which has law offices and courts scattered all around the place. The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and the Court of Appeals is situated in this area. Most of the other courts are also situated around ...

    Monument
  • Old Parliament Building

    Old Parliament Building

    Built in the neo-baroque style of architecture, the Old Parliament Building is one of the major attractions of Colombo. The beautiful architecture and the history associated with the building is fascinating, to say the least. The building was opened on January 29, 1930 by Governor Sir Herbert Stanley. When the ...

    Monument
  • All Saints Church

    All Saints Church

    The All Saints Church at Hulftsdorp is one of the oft visited churches in Colombo. Apart from devotees, tourists also visit the place for its architecture and stained glass windows. The All Saints Church is built in the Gothic style of architecture and sports a long and beautiful spire. The ...

    Religious Monument