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Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Colombo
(3.7/5 based on 150+ 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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  • This mosque has some very unique architecture. And just steps from the mosque on the same side of the street are some tiny shops selling ribbon, brocade, lace and beaded doodads which I bought by the ...  more »
  • we didn't go inside the mosque, but the facade made of red and white bricks is very interesting. The architecture seems unique from the outside and its on a busy street but very clean from the outside...  more »
  • The "Red Mosque", is a popular tourist site in Colombo. If you go to Pettah Market, you will also find this beautiful Mosque nearby. The building dates back to 1909 and it painted in bold red and whit...  more »