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Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Colombo

(3.8/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Pettah market...lovely building among many in the crazy...market tourists not excluded at all ... the sights and bustle of the market and quiet interior superb lovely stone cbuilding fantastic peopleo...  more »
  • i vote it as must visit place in Colombo. beautiful & special also attractive architecture in busy street. better go here at 5-6pm, great sunlight that was cool 
  • Beautiful building. Mosque staff were very friendly. Note that there is only a ladies prayer room at this mosque, and that there is very limited ladies access - a few metres inside the front entrance,...  more »