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The Cargills Department Store building is a very impressive and iconic Red coloured building... read more

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Founded in 1844

The Cargills company was founded in 1844 and had its headquarters in York Street, by the fort... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Cargills company was founded in 1844 and had its headquarters in York Street, by the fort. Unfortunately the building is no longer in use which is a pity as it is a beautiful pink building from the Victorian era. It seems that it is being left to decay so let us hope someone will renovate this soon.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

You cant seem to miss this building around the Fort area.Its massive,candy striped painting and glorious Victorian façade.Very pretty but unfortunately being let go to ruin.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank caddyandbellA
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

This building, right at the harbour is part of the towns colonial history. Hard to miss when you stroll around the area.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Cargills opened in 1844 as the first department store in Colombo, and the remains of its elegance can still be felt. It is fairly sad inside, with a huge empty hall, closed off wooden staircase and lift and a fairly basic supermarket in one corner. If restored to its former glory it would be a major attraction. A great example of how life was lived in early colonial times, unlikely that many other buildings of this vintage have survived elsewhere.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The exterior is a must-see when doing a walking tour of Fort. Inside is a large empty area backed by a KFC and a supermarket. You can get a few supplies there but the range is pretty dire even by the standards of small poor Asian countries.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mrdom
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