Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif

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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 into our Mazar-i-Sharif online vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mazar-i-Sharif.
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  • We went of Friday, which I loved because but my photographer friends did not. It was crowded - but the people watching is super! So many different peoples in peace together. We ended up going again Sa...  more »
  • Great historical place. If you can go at morning pray time, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the atmosphere with less distractions.  more »
  • When we see from outside was looking so beauty when we enter inside was more big and nice ambians fantastic  more »
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