Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Colombo

3.9
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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  • Whilst in Colombo did a half day tour with my designated tuk tuk driver. this was one unique coloured and original mosque i have seen, beautiful architecture from the outside, unfortunately it was clo...  more »
  • Visited this during my visit to Sri Lanka, the architect was amazing and it really calms us when we are inside. Thank you Kingfisher Tours Sri Lanka to arranging us our tours and guided us to see thes...  more »
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