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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  • The Jami Ul-Afar Mosque is located in the centre of the old town and has unique and attractive 'candy-stripe' decoration. It's worth a quick photo when you are passing.  more »
  • Unique shapes and colours mosque (from outside looks more like a Christian Orthodox Church) within the District of Pettah. You can get both the front and the back carefully if you are not Muslims, not to make the visit during or near the times of prayer. Asking for permission, and with women properly dressed, you can visit some parts and also do some photography. It remains a beautiful symbol of religious tolerance and mutual respect in an overwhelmingly Buddhist and Hindu area. The building has great historical value but is built in a special way. Certainly recommended.
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  • Us to let with ' Colombo Walks '. It's like candy red white in the middle of the airport. Symbolic of the various religions of Sri Lanka.
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