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Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Colombo

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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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  • This mosque is the hidden gem of Colombo. Situated in a back alley, one can forgive tourists for missing out. Once found, this mosque truly captivates the viewer. Beautiful architecture is on display,...  more »
  • The architecture is certainly interesting but the best was the conversation we had with the young muslim there. Make sure you take the time to hear the introductory 'talk.'  more »
  • Beautiful mosque in the neighborhood that we preferred to Colombo. The building is very beautiful. Tip: get lost in the small streets of the neighborhood, especially those where trucks are parked to load/unload vegetables.
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  • The friendly guys at the shoe shelves told us to wait in an office. After a while a nice young man came and told us something about the building and Islamic culture. They have a big screen with aerial pictures and with live cam videos from inside the building. That was great because tourists in general and especially women are not allowed into the mosque. All was free of charge, but they have a donation box if you want to leave a little something as a thank you.
  • Tranquilizing citadel at the city centre. Clean. Calm & Quiet. Beautiful architecture.
  • It's was build in 1908. It was so huge and amazing to have a tour
  • MASHA'A ALLAH JAME3 ALADHFAR IN PETTAH BUILT 1908 GOOD ARCHETICTURAL DESIGN
  • Cool building with great design! Don't miss it if you are in the area.