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We visit the most incredible mosques in the world

Arabic architecture has always been impressive, and proof of this are the mosques scattered around the world, some of them really amazing. Today we want to visit some of these temples, the largest, the most famous or those that are characterized by something special. Are you coming?

1. Masjid Al-Haram Mosque

The Masjid Al-Haram mosque is the most important in Mecca. And not only that, but It is the great religious center of the Muslims, since the Kaaba is located there.a simple cubical monument in which the Black Stone, a sacred relic, is embedded.

The original mosque was built in the 7th century. Since then, it has undergone major renovations and extensions to reach what it is today: an imposing four million square meters with the capacity to receive thousands and thousands of faithful during the pilgrimage that takes place in Mecca every year.

“Don’t tell me how old you are, or how well educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled and I’ll tell you how much you know.”

-Muhammad-

2. Imam Reza Mosque

It’s in mashadin Iran. is the mosque largest in the Muslim world in area, with its almost 300,000 m². Inside is the mausoleum of the imam that gives it its name, one of the twelve imams descendants of Elí.

In the enclosure, in addition, there are two museums, several seminariesa library, several courtyards and a good number of multitudes of halls for prayer.

3. Al Fateh Mosque

With capacity for 7,000 people, it is located in Bahrain and is not only the largest mosque in the city, but also the largest religious temple in the country. Of it stands out the great dome, built entirely in fiberglass. It is the largest of its kind in the world and weighs no less than 60 tons.

But there are more elements that make this mosque a unique building: it is adorned with a thousand lamps, among them one of enormous dimensions made with Swarovsky crystals; there are also elements made with worked wood from India, large rugs and stained glass windows.

4. Faisal Mosque

Located in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is one of the most unique mosques because its design has nothing to do with that of the previous ones. If you were in front of it, you might not guess that it is a mosque.

Its design is inspired by a Bedouin tent and was financed by King Faisal and the government of Saudi Arabia, when Pakistan was accepted as a member of the World Islamic Community. It is one of the largest mosques by its capacity.

5. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Located in Abu Dhabi, it is a spectacular building whose works were completed in 2007. To get an idea of ​​its grandeur, we can say that It has more than 1,000 columns and 82 domes and vaults. In addition, its four minarets rise more than a hundred meters high and the floor of its patio is covered with polished marble slabs.

More data to describe an amazing mosque: more than 20 different types of stone were used in its constructionthere are seven huge lamps made with Swarovski crystals and in it you can see the largest one-piece woven rug ever.

6. Hassan II Mosque

This spectacular mosque is in the Moroccan city of Casablanca and was inaugurated in 1993, coinciding with the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. It is the second largest in the world and the tallest temple on the entire planetsince its minaret reaches two hundred meters.

It is a spectacular mosque in every way. 20,000 people fit in its prayer room and it has a roof that opens when the heat arrives. In addition, the building has underfloor heating, is designed to resist earthquakes and its decoration of coffered ceilings, columns and huge chandeliers is exquisite.

7. Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Built in the 17th century, it is one of the most beautiful mosques you can visit. of its outside Its six minarets and the succession of stepped vaults that raise the central dome stand out.

It is precisely the interior of the dome that is most impressive. It is covered by more than 20,000 tiles in different shades of blue. Together with the lamps and the stained glass windows, they create an almost magical atmosphere inside the mosque.

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