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Red Mosque

This mosque is popularly known as the "Red Mosque". It is situated in the most busiest shopping... read more

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Bengaluru, India
Red Mosque - Samman Cotte

Was built in the very beginning of the 20th century and its design and the colour contrasts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Second Cross Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 28 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

Thank DCermelli
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is a small mosque in the middle of a buzzy bazar... Definitely worth the visit but avoid fridays because it is too crowdy! A very unique architecture and design for such a small mosque ... Vibrant beautiful colours.

Thank Charbel C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A old beautiful mosque in midst of busy colombo streets. you may skip if non-islamic going inside as it does not offer much from inside and women not allowed.

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Pretty building, quiet unwelcoming if you are female as no one spoke to you at all even though you followed the rules of not going inside. My husband went it and was quite impressed.

Thank Laura031081
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It looked beautiful in the photos, but being there, next to the mosque was a very different experience which i don't recommend for anyone. We didn't go in as woman are not allowed in and the atmosphere outside the entrance was horrible!

Thank RuthElkana
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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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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
7 April 2015|
Response from Akber C | 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