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Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif
(4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The most prominent city landmark, Blue Mosque amazes visitors with its turquoise domes and elegant Persian-style tile work. Sultan Husayn Mirza built the mosque in the 15th century on a spot once occupied by an earlier shrine, and, according to Afghan legend, on the site where Mohamed's son-in-law Ali was buried. The sanctity of the place is measured by thousands of white doves that nest in the lush garden surrounding the mosque. Locals believe that all doves--even those with colored spots--turn white if they stay near the mosque. Another legend has it that Zoroaster also lies buried here. Put Blue Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary builder.
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  • Worth the visit! Women must be fully covered, if u is not, okay, they lend a burqa free ... everyone should take the shoe out of respect to enter! Beautiful building, but the smell of Val d'Europe eh terrible .. prepares.
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  • the blue mosque is one of the most beautiful place in Mazar-e-Sharif and in North Afghanistan. the historical architecture is good preserved and the atmosphere around the mosque is unique. 
  • I landed at the Mazar-i-Sharif airport from Kunduz on the way to Kabul, and had a few hours so, I went to the mosque which was very close to the airport, and it wasn't anything to write home about. Th...  more »

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