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The Lighthouse

Colombo Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 212896
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Colombo Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently built because the previous one was obscured by earlier building development on the waterfront. Not much access by lighthouse standards and for reasons not obvious, but we think related to nearby land reclamation development, photography not allowed and enforced by an armed soldier on...More

Thank jazzLeek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I organised a party for My teenage daughter at this location. It's value for money and the staff were very friendly even though they are from a military background. They private buffet was really good and many enjoyed their egg hoppers cooked in front of...More

Thank Sajith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse is something to view from a distance rather than get up close as there are many more impressive sights in Colombo. It is located on a sea facing road near the old Parliament and Dutch Hospital past Galle Face.

Thank hdias
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We had a quick stop to view the lighthouse during our return from the Mount Lavania beach trip at the evening. It’s very near to the Galle Face Green, which is a very popular attraction for the tourists as well as the locals and crowded...More

Thank zamanwho
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Beyond the lighthouse you can see the port that the Chinese are building and funding. We also stopped at Buddhist temples, Pettah Street, Independence Square and the floating market for just under $20 which included a King Coconut drink and a full Sri Lankan lunch.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I got here by chance after I was searching my way out towards the Galle face beach from the Fort Area. As I got closer to the old parliament building, I saw an elderly couple trying to take a picture of the lighthouse and that's...More

Thank Anik_Rahman
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A quick stop within a tour is enough time to view the lighthouse. Once the new island is built in front its location will look a little odd !!

Thank arichards2017
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Lovely light house that will mark the old waters edge in a few years as there is a whole city being built in the sea in front of the light house! Interesting to see this and the development going up around it

Thank mustardbj
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The entire fort and its confines are worth a day visit. Several good restaurants, nice views, a good walk around the fort, all very pleasant.

Thank WorldDiner2014
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The building is in a quiet good state, not so far from the Galle Green Face and the Chatiya pagodo on the other hand. In front is nowadays an extension of the colombo harbour.

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