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The greatest world mosques have a lot of secrets and marvellous things in their walls. There you can see outstanding handmade carpets, several tones chandeliers, painted walls and splendid decorative elements from the most wonderful stones. All mosques are decorated in their own way but according to the crucial traditions. Some mosques adore you not only with its areas but also with quite extraordinary decoration. A lot of countries have great mosques but only some of them are known to the world.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is in a top six largest world mosques. Its decoration adores everybody and it is quite hard to find alike mosque in the whole world. The mosque was named in honour of the first president of the United Arab Emirates – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose tomb is on the territory of the mosque. It has been built within eleven years and was opened only in 2007. Its whole area is 5 627 square meters and the minaret’s high is 107 meters.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, United Arab Emirates The main building material of the mosque is the marble. We have to pay a special attention to the huge square that is surrounded the building. There you can see wonderful designs from colourful marble. The mosque is open for every religion. That’s why tourists also like it. Despite other mosques, this one is open for women. If you want to know about the mosque, you can join an excursion group for free.

Inside the huge marble building at once can be up to 40 000 of people. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a multiple champion of Guinness Book of World Records. The building is decorated with the largest carpet. It is 5 627 square meters large and was made by around 1 200 carpet knotters. In the main hall, you can see the largest chandelier in the world. It has a 10 meters diameter and 15 meters high. All chandeliers were made by a special order in Germany. They are richly decorated with millions of Swarovski crystals. The main vault of the Mosque isn’t all elements of the decoration but its luxurious inner yard made with colourful marble. Next - Sultanahmet Camii

Sultanahmet Camii, Turkey

Sultanahmet Camii, Turkey The Sultan Ahmet Mosque, commonly known as The Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I and since that time it is the main mosque of the city. It has not only a magnificent decoration but also other interesting features. The Blue Mosque has instead of 4 minarets – 6 minarets, two additional are situated on the coins. Many historians claim that this mosque was built as a memory of the defeat of Turkish troops in the war with Austria and Iran. Complete article

Hassan II Mosque, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque, Morocco In Casablanca you can see the greatest Hassan II Mosque that was built only in 1993. In size, it is in the seventh place in the word and the only one in Morocco. Minaret’s high is 210 metres – that is a world record. Its unusual thing is a laser beam fitted at the top, which is electronically operated in the evening. It is oriented towards Mecca, across the sea. Hassan II Mosque was built right on the seaside on a special brow that borders on the Atlantic Ocean. Complete article

Kul Sharif Mosque, Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque, Russia One of the main sightseeing in Kazan is Kul Sharif Mosque. It is situated on the territory of Kazan Kremlin and is known all over the world thanks to its unique architectural style. The main mosque of Tatarstan has a number of interesting facts. According to the historical data, until 1552 right here was the main mosque of Kazan Khanate. When Kazan was defeated by the troops of Ivan Grozny, the city was fully destroyed. Complete article

Sultan Ali Sayfuddin Mosque, Brunei

Sultan Ali Sayfuddin Mosque, Brunei One of the most magnificent mosques of the Asian and Pacific Rim in the capital of Brunei. Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is the king’s mosque that was built in 1958. Today it is the main Islamic symbol of the country. The height of the marble minarets is 44 meters. In order to make its cupolas was used the real gold. The mosque is a complex architectural complex with several large inner yards, luxurious gardens and fountains. Complete article

Jumeirah Mosque, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Mosque, United Arab Emirates Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai City. It was built in 1979 by order of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Notwithstanding that the mosque was built thirty years ago, today it looks quite modern and fresh. All because there were used modern technologies and high-quality materials. The mosque is a luxurious monument made in the best Muslim traditions. The main building material is the rosy sandstone. Complete article

Masjid Zahir, Malaysia

Masjid Zahir, Malaysia In Kedah, Malaysia has placed an outstanding and unusual Zahir Mosque. It adores people with one its façade. The stone walls of the mosque are beige and the cupolas are the rich black. This combination is quite rare among modern mosques. The mosque has a rich historical past. It was built in 1912 and placed on the territory of more than 11,5 thousand square meters. The main decoration of the building is five huge black cupolas that symbolize the main principles of Islam. Complete article

Eyup Sultan Camii, Turkey

Eyup Sultan Camii, Turkey Eyup Sultan Camii is one of the main scarify places for Muslim people. It was built by the order of Mehmed the Conqueror. The mosque was named in honour of Eyup al-Ansari, the standard-bearer and friend of the prophet Muhammad. In 674 during the nest Standoff of Constantinople, Eyup was killed. Until nowadays he is the national hero in Turkey. Complete article

Faisal Mosque, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Faisal Mosque is the mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is the largest mosque on the territory of South-Eastern Asia. In the world, it is in the fourth place in the area. This mosque doesn’t look like other Pakistani mosques. A famous Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay didn’t want to make traditional cupolas and created the unusual constructions that resemble a Beduin tent. Complete article

Baitul Mukarram Mosque, India

Baitul Mukarram Mosque, India Baitul Mukarram is the National Mosque of Bangladesh. Located at the centre of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the mosque name translates as a “The Holy House”. The structure of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque resembles the Kaaba in Mecca. For the building were used quite unusual materials. The main building material was a light stone, then the walls were lined with the black panels. Complete article

Mezquita Mosque, Spain

Mezquita Mosque, Spain One of the greatest Mezquita Mosque is situated in Spain town Córdoba. This 24 000 square meter mosque was saved from the Medieval. It has been built from 785 year until the beginning of the 11th century. This mosque has not only a rich historical background but also a unique architectural style and the inner decoration. Complete article

Mosque Taj-ul, India

Mosque Taj-ul, India Taj-ul-Masajid is a mosque situated in Bhopal, India. “Taj-ul-Masajid” literally means “Crown Among Mosques”. It has been built during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafa and was finished only in 1985. For the building were chosen the most beautiful historical traditions of mosque building. One of the most unusual elements is the eastern gate decorated with the ancient motifs from circa. Complete article

Artogrulgazy Mosque, Turkmenistan

Artogrulgazy Mosque, Turkmenistan In Ashgabat you can see a wonderful Artogrulgazy Mosque. It is the largest mosque in the town. The religious building was made in the best national traditions within five years and was finished in 1998. The prime minister of Turkey Suleyman Demirel ordered to build there a mosque. Today locals have a number of beliefs about the mosque. Complete article

Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan In Lahore you can see the royal Badshahi Mosque. From 1674 it is the second-largest Pakistan mosque. The building is situated on a high platform that was built especially before the mosque. The religious building has the largest inner yard in the world, its length is 527 meters and 159 widths. The minarets high is 62 meters, together all these peculiarities make this mosque magnificent. Complete article

Masjid Sultan, Singapore

Masjid Sultan, Singapore One of the most popular sightseeing in Singapore is Masjid Sultan, built in 1928. The mosque has seen a number of reconstructions; however, it didn’t lose its original look. British architect Denis Santry has projected one of the most beautiful 4 100 square meters mosques in the world. Complete article
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