Some of the most beautiful mosques in the world
Mosques are scattered all over the world. Islamic architecture impresses with its majesty and intricate design, with colourful tiles and complex geometric shapes.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a majestic specimen of contemporary Islamic architecture, with 82 domes and over 1,000 columns. The Blue Mosque or Sultanahmet Camii in Istanbul is famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue tiles.
These holy places offer a place for worship, and also represent the rich history and culture of Islam.
Let's discover some of the most beautiful mosques together.
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Some of the most beautiful mosques in the world
Mosques are scattered all over the world. Islamic architecture impresses with its majesty and intricate design, with colourful tiles and complex geometric shapes. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a majestic specimen of contemporary Islamic architecture, with 82 domes and over 1,000 columns. The Blue Mosque or Sultanahmet Camii in Istanbul is famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue tiles. These holy places not only provide a place for worship, but also represent the rich history and culture of Islam. Let's discover some of the most beautiful mosques together. (Source: wikipedia).
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Great Mosque of Xi'an (China)
One of the oldest and most famous mosques in China, with a mix of Chinese and Islamic architectural styles. It is the oldest and one of the most famous mosques in the country, founded in 742. However, most of today's great mosque in Xi'an was built during the Ming dynasty and further expanded during the Qinq dynasty.
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Shah's Mosque (Esfahan, Iran)
Known for its blue mosaics and perfect acoustics. The building's portal is 30 metres high and is decorated with moarraq kashi (mosaics depicting geometric, floral and calligraphic motifs), flanked by two 42-metre minarets. All the walls of the building are decorated with mosaic tiles in seven colours with a remarkable optical effect.
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Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca, Morocco)
The third largest mosque in the world, with the highest minaret in the world. Built at the behest of King Hassan II, it cost around 500 million dollars, financed directly by the money of the Moroccan people, who were forced to pay many times by the police, even confiscating property.
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Grand Mosque of Cordova (Spain)
Famous for its forest of columns and horseshoe arches, it represents a unique example of Islamic architecture in Spain. In an eclectic way, the Islamic builders took from the Byzantines the idea of mosaics, from the Egyptians the columned hall, from the Visigoths the horseshoe arch, from the Roman architecture of the aqueduct of Segovia the overlapping arches in which they saw the stylisation of palm branches, so that they built the mosque as a gigantic palm grove of stone (856 columns in a rectangle of 175 metres by 135).
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Nasir ol Molk Mosque (Shiraz, Iran)
Known as the 'pink mosque' because of its bright colours and beautiful stained glass windows. The Nasir ol Molk Mosque is an Islamic place of worship in Shiraz, Iran in the Gowad-e-Arabān district, next to the Shah Ceragh Mosque. This is one of the most photographed and elegant mosques in southern Iran.
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Holy Mosque of Mecca (Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām)
Considered the most sacred mosque in Islam, it houses the Kaaba. During the Hajj, it can accommodate up to four million people. The structure covers an area of 356,800 square metres (35.68 hectares), including outdoor and indoor prayer spaces, making it one of the largest religious buildings in the world by area.
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Blue Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey)
Universally known as the 'blue mosque'. Its name comes from the 21,043 turquoise ceramic tiles embedded in the walls and dome. Indeed, turquoise is the dominant colour in the temple. Walls, columns and arches are covered with İznik (ancient Nicaea) tiles, decorated in tones ranging from blue to green. Brightened by light filtering through 260 small windows, they lend the large prayer hall an atmosphere as striking as it is surreal.
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu-Dhabi).
This mosque is one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. It can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers and is famous for its splendid decorations in gold, precious stones, marble and ceramics. The architecture of the grand mosque was inspired by Persian, Mughul and Moorish styles. In particular, the shape of the dome and the floor plan of the mosque follow those of the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca (Morocco).