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Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Colombo
(3.7/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
See the red and white brickwork of Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, also known as Red Mosque, and experience serenity in the busiest part of the city. Built in 1906, the mosque requires visitors to dress conservatively and, if entering, remove their shoes. During prayers and on Fridays, the mosque closes its doors to non-muslims. Browse through the different stores around the mosque, and experience the lifestyle of another culture. See Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque and all Colombo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Colombo tour planner.
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  • We visited this mosque on a Saturday evening around 7pm and the whole street seemed to have closed by then. It was good for us that we could stare and patiently take photographs of this candy-coloured...  more »
  • Construction that circumvents color patterns of the mosques. It's admirable for the symbiosis of colors red and white expertly combined in the entire building. Set in a poor area of the city, we were not allowed to enter as many Mosques. But it was worth it to see outside their towers and its architecture very pleasant sight and take some pictures.
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  • This is an amazing building from an architectural point of view, but is jammed between other buildings on a very busy street. I got the impression from the people on the outside of the building that t...  more »