Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque

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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,340 contributions
Beautiful architecture - visited it just outside -
Aug 2019
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque is in the centre of the port area of old Columbo and it is a very unique building with an impressive architecture.

It is located in the middle of a busy market area and it is not possible to do not admire this great building.
Written April 6, 2020
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,140 contributions
Great Architecture
Feb 2020
We went here as part of our independent city walking tour. easy to find. Great architecture. Make sure you kook at the building from the main street and also down the side road to see the most.
Written March 18, 2020
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WeDiscover8890
Greater Manchester, UK192 contributions
Lovely architecture
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely architecture and very grand - you don’t realise how tall it actually is.

It’s in a very busy part of Colombo so brace yourself. The women’s section is at the top and I found it a little hard to navigate around.
Written March 9, 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Impressive Architecture!!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is an impressive building, built in 1908, with the architecture that combines Gothic and Neo-classical styles, located within walking distance (10-15 mins) from Fort Colombo Railway Station. The Mosques was closed for visitors for 2 weeks due to CONVID-19 outbreak during our visit, but open for Muslims for prayer. It was already very stunning looking at the exterior of the mosque and very instagramable building. Must visit for travellers in Colombo.
Written March 7, 2020
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BlueNoseBrother
Edinburgh, UK245 contributions
A very unique building
Feb 2020 • Friends
This Mosgue in the centre of the port area of old Columbo is a very unique building.
It is a one off and well worth seeing, it sit"s in the middle of a very busy shopping and market area, but its outside facade simply stands out.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ioana Cristina
Doha, Qatar80 contributions
Beautiful unique mosque
Feb 2020 • Family
Very beautiful architecture, located on a busy road. Little bit challenging to take a proper photo, would recommend going early in the morning . The big disappointment is that as a woman , you are not allowed to go inside to visit.
Written February 20, 2020
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,099 contributions
Incredible Architecture
Jan 2020
I've read countless reviews about how women can't get in and I really don't understand - that said, Google Maps took us to the tourist entrance, not the main entrance. From the tourist entrance, women are allowed inside and if not dressed respectfully, are given coverings to wear. Women aren't allowed past the courtyard, but it is still an impressive structure. We didn't spend much time here, but we're glad we went.
Written February 12, 2020
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Hameem F
Colombo, Sri Lanka98 contributions
Amazing iconic sight in Colombo Fort
Nov 2019
A must see place if you are looking for historical sights in Sri Lanka. i suggest you walk or take a Tuk Tuk to get their as the street is always crowded.
Written February 5, 2020
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,053 contributions
A CITY LANDMARK
Feb 2020
Known as the Red Mosque, its proper name is the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque. Enclosed by other buildings on its two sides, it soars upwards. Its red and white stripes catch your eye. Completed in 1909, its architecture is a true hodgepodge of Indo-Islamic, Indian, Gothic Revival and neoclassical themes. It is located on Second Cross Street in the famed Pettah district. It can be visited by tourists. Its height makes it visible from many districts of the city, including the Fort.
Written February 4, 2020
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Jennifer J
Malmo, Sweden34 contributions
Great architecture, not really women friendly.
Jan 2020 • Solo
Really beautiful structure, with the best photo being taken at the end of the road.
Although it says it allows women, after we spent 15 minutes getting dressed up, we were only allowed to view the courtyard which was disappointing.
Written February 4, 2020
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