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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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  • Just a beautiful place to visit. We were given a little talk about the mosque. Very peaceful and interesting.  more »
  • Worth the trip but only in combination with a nearby temple. It's a fascinating sight with the red and white colours and formidable size of the mosque jumping out against the bustling street shops and...  more »
  • Mosque in double entry on the main street and the small shopping street in the heart of the Bazaar district. Very beautiful building of multiple "spires" as of bulbs. Very complex and impressive to build on a small surface.
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