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. Use our Colombo visit planner to arrange your visit to Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque and other attractions in Colombo.
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  • A beautiful and amazing Mosque located it the shopping streets of Colombo. You will be amazed to find it while searching for a bargain amongst the narrow shops. We didn't go inside since we weren't pr...  more »
  • This is extraordinary architechture from the outside. I have been in many mosques from Marakech to Mayasia but this is the only one where I just wasn't allowed to see the interior. My friend's husband...  more »
  • The architecture of the Red Mosque is absolutely unique in a mostly Buddhist/modern city. Well worth visiting.  more »
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  • Amazing building. Women allowed in. Sheets available for wrapping around exposed legs /shoulders. Beautiful! Free, but donation box available
  • Spectacular historical site definitely worth a visit -- just beware that those suspected of not being Muslim will be shunted to a separate office. Best to enter with appropriate dress and explore with the locals to avoid being separated out - and money demanded of you!
  • Beautiful mosque with all facilities. Can accommodate large crowd. Jummah prayers are conducted here.
  • 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.
  • A very beautiful masjid MASHAALAAH

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