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Tropical Architecture Tour of Colombo

culture walk

Tropical Architecture Tour of Colombo

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Tropical Architecture Tour of Colombo

culture walk

Tropical Architecture Tour of Colombo

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

9:00am - meet up at the Independence Arcade Building in Colombo 07 and explore the area: the Renovation of the Arcade Building, The Independence Building, Axial British Town planning of the Cinnamon Gardens, Views towards The Nelum Pokuna. 9:30 am - Start the walk towards the Bawa's House while by passing many architectural landmarks. Including The Independence Walk, The Planetarium, The Old Royal College Building. The walk will be along beautiful colonial roads under large canopies of trees, which were used during WW2 to hide helicopters! 10: 00 am - Arrive at the Bawa House (The Colombo House of the world famous architect Geoffrey Bawa; father of tropical modernism) and begin tour. This includes a 8min introduction video and 30 mins to explore the beautiful house. (Rs.1,000.00 ticket included) 10:50am - Explore the College House Building, and view intricately detailed The Saifee Villa. and walk along lovely road towards the Gallery Café. 11.00am - Arrive at the Gallery Café, which was the office of Geoffrey Bawa and explore the beautiful tropical architecture and enjoy a cooling drink. 11.30 am - visit The Barefoot where you can purchase Sri Lankan architecture books+ art

Your host

Learn more about Nethmini Pramodya

Nethmini Pramodya

I am an architectural designer and an artist in Sri Lanka. I love tropical Asian architecture and exploring landscapes. I have previously conducted architectural tours in Vietnam but now I enjoy showing off amazing Sri Lankan architecture!!

What's included

Drinks
One Drink from the highly rated Gallery Café on me :-)
Tickets
All entrance Tickets included

Where you'll be

Independence Arcade Building in Colombo 07, The Independence Building, Cinnamon Gardens, Bawa's House, The Independence Walk, The Planetarium, The Old Royal College Building, College House Building, Gallery Café, The Barefoot.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Nethmini Pramodya
Tropical Architecture Tour of Colombo
New experience
£21/person
New experience
£21/person