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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 imposing red and white brick mosque is very strikingly beautiful. Very photogenic from all angles and exceptionally clean - like all of Sri Lanka. The soothing call of the priests is very melodio...  more »
  • this mosque near peetah market. built in 1908 with colourfull brick. we can enter this mosque. easy to find out  more »
  • 12000 can pray here at a time - that is quite a celestial e-mail! A testament to its builder a quick peek inside is worthwhile  more »
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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.
  • Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque was built in 1909 by the Pettah Muslim community to fulfill their required five-times-daily prayer and Jummah on Fridays. It is one of the oldest mosques in Colombo. Before other landmarks were built, some claim that the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque was recognized as the landmark of Colombo by sailors approaching the port.
  • 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