Year: 16th century. Height: 95 meters.
The largest mosque in the world is located in Mecca. On the territory of the Al-Masjid al-Haram Mosque is the most important Islamic sanctuary - the Kaaba. As the legend tells, the construction of the first mosque near the great sanctuary began in 638. The mosque, which is visited by millions of believers today, was mentioned in the historical documents for the first time in 1570. The mosque area is 357 000 sqm, and the height of the minarets reaches 95 meters. Four huge gates serve as an entrance into the mosque. In addition, the mosque was equipped with 44 entrances all round.
Apart from the Kaaba, the mosque also preserves many other religious sanctuaries, including the stone 'makan Ibrahim' and the holy source Zam-zam. The last major reconstruction of the mosque was completed in 2012, its territory is still 400 square meters larger. Although today more than a million people can be unique on the mosque terrarium, the mosque can not receive all the pilgrims during the religious holidays.
Recently, the adjacent territory was also reconstructed for carrying out the religious events. Only 2.5 million people can be found within the mosque and the adjacent squares. The huge popularity of the religious monument has brought to the perfection of the surrounding infrastructure, near the mosque is the largest skyscraper complex in the world - located Abraj Al Bait Towers. In some towers are the chic hotels, from whose rooms one can enjoy the panorama of one of the most majestic religious buildings Next - Temple of Emerald Buddha
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