Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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... read more »
If you visit Mazar-i-Sharif, this is the first and most respectful landmark to see and make sure your clean, physically and mentally. For this is the safest and one of the most sacred places of Mazar.... read more »
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