ගාලු කොටුව මීරාන් ජුම්මා මස්ජිදය

One of the Most Famous Mosque in Galle
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Meeran Masjid (Masjid is the Arabic word for mosque) is the biggest and best known mosque in the Galle fort. We made a visit and it's pretty beautiful on the inside, with colourful floor tiles and stained glass work.

We were told by the Imam, or the head of the mosque, that the place is about 30...

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2 months ago
Mosque (or Meeran Masjid) is a beautifully crafted piece of architecture that lies within the ramparts of the Galle Fort, serving the majority-Muslim population of the city. The space where the mosque was built is said to be at least 300 years old, but it was refurbished a hundred years ago into the majestic building that it is today. A devout Muslim by the name of Ahamed Haji Ismail commissioned the mosque to be built in 1904, hoping to provide a safe and beautiful space for prayer for those of the Islamic faith. The mosque is built facing the direction of Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, using local materials and the skills of local stonemasons and carvers. There is a clear blend of Dutch-influenced design interweaved through the building, and it blends well with the surrounding architecture of the Fort. The interior of the mosque is a delight to explore, with dappled sunlight beaming into high-ceiling rooms through beautiful panes of stained glass windows. Italian-patterned tiles li...
- Mohamed A
11 months ago
Beautiful evening azan and lovely Qirat of imam, calm place to pray
- Riflan M
2 years ago
One of the most iconic masjids in Sri Lanka. Facing the lighthouse, this beautifully maintained whitewashed building is a highly unusual construction combining eclectic architectural features that include a dash of baroque, British Victorian and Islamic detailing. Its facade is more reminiscent of a Portuguese cathedral than a mosque. There's no general admission, but non-Muslims may be invited to enter if dressed appropriately. Inside there's a wonderful little mihrab, complete with small decorative domes, and some attractive floor tiling.
- Ahamed A

An Old Mosque at Dutch Fort Galle


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