Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Afghanistan
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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  • May 23, 2017
    A huge courtyard, there may pray thousands more people. We should logon to hand over shoes. But marble slabs are clean, their constantly wash. There is a minus. In the tomb of Hazrat Ali, the grandson of the Prophet, the entrance is forbidden to non-Muslims, and the videofotosemka inside is prohibited. Outwardly the same mosque is very beautiful. Especially at dawn and dusk. The main historical and cultural landmark in Mazar-I-Sharif, therefore it is worth to visit
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  • May 19, 2017
    the mosque in the heart of the city is unique in its use of blue ceramic tiles laid in ornate designs. The towers in particular are beautiful.  more »
  • January 27, 2017
    The mosque is very beautiful both to hold and to get stunders from wandering around among the buildings. The white doves really does not experience worse.
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