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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  • August 17, 2017
    Still a vision! Crowded location. Lots of hustle. Just loved the colors on it. Maintaine quite well too.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The Red Mosque is located in a busy district of Colombo it's tricky parking around the mosque. The building is beautifully decorated.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Colombo station, 5 minutes from shopping at unique has a bright red building. On the main street, in the back streets is quite large.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Amazing building. Women allowed in. Sheets available for wrapping around exposed legs /shoulders. Beautiful! Free, but donation box available
  • July 6, 2017
    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!
  • July 18, 2017
    Beautiful mosque with all facilities. Can accommodate large crowd. Jummah prayers are conducted here.
  • January 31, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    A very beautiful masjid MASHAALAAH

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