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Second Cross Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mosque is beautiful and the architecture is quite interesting. Peaceful and has 5 times praying arrangement.

Thank KhalidNavigator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive building accessed from the side street. We were welcomed in and allowed to take photos, albeit from a restricted area.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did not expect such kind of beautiful mosque in Colombo. I prayed there. This mosque has an attractive outlook.

Thank Imrandu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful mosque from out side know as well as red mosque. try to go there in the morning to see the beauty of this building

Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mosque is popularly known as the "Red Mosque". It is situated in the most busiest shopping markets of Colombo, known as central street. It is most unusual and unlike any other mosques, as the frontal structure strikes you as a Church, rather than a...More

Thank StevenP3423
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The mosque has a very distinctive red and white candy-striped and a clock tower. It is situated amongst the very busy retail area of Colombo. It iscertainly worth a photograph or two.

Thank LikeTraveler
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Was built in the very beginning of the 20th century and its design and the colour contrasts strikingly with the surrounding atmosphere. Women are not allowed to go inside the building, but may enter the courtyard. Would be worthwhile if you enjoy architecture.

Thank ayoobnalir
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This masjid is very beautiful and clean. It has separate entrance and prayer areas for male and female worshipers. All tourists are welcome through the main entrance. However on Sundays the shops are close and so is the masjid, only the men section is open....More

Thank Farah M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

One if the biggest mosque in Lanka. Located in middle of city. This has beautiful architecture from outside but nothing much to offer from inside of you are a non Muslim.

Thank 260rjp
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Nice mosque to see from outside as by the time we were there it was closed. They have told us it is opened to visit to women too which is a plus. Easy to reach and on the way from main market and other attractions...More

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amirhamjar
19 September 2018|
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Response from MaraMara M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the hotel near I was in Fairway Colombo
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anabz
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Response from independantice | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the ladies area was being renovated or only opened at certain times So we could only go to the front courtyard Its a beautiful masjid very different still worth a visit even if you don't get a chance to pray
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mohamadalserih
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Response from akberchoudhry | Reviewed this property |
No, this mosque is not near the airport, it is in Colombo. If your question is that is there some other mosque near Bandaranaike International Airport, then their is a prayer room inside the airport itself, near the... More
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