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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), Manama

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With a capacity to welcome over 7,000 worshippers, Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) stands as one of the largest mosques in the world--it's also the home of Bahrain's national library. Constructed in 1987, the mosque boasts impressive architectural features that include Italian marble, Indian teak, Austrian's chandeliers, and a monumental fiberglass dome. Immerse yourself in Islamic culture and religion by touring the mosque's ornately decorated interior. Note the Kufic calligraphy adorning the walls, an early Arabic alphabet used predominantly in decoration. Tours are available in English, and robes and headscarves are provided on site. To visit Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) and other attractions in Manama, use our Manama vacation route planner.
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  • This is the closest Mosque to my house; I live about 200m away. It's really beautiful, the pictures here don't do it justice, please go see it for yourself.  more »
  • I went with a group of ladies. Upon arrival, we were asked to put on abayas, which they supply. Also, we covered out heads with scarves. We had a female guide and she was fantastic. She answered all o...  more »
  • Must visit place in Bahrain it's very nice place and tourism place for Muslim friends family good place for prayer nice peaceful place  more »
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  • Very pleasant. The tour was very informative. You don't just learn about the building but also get to learn and understand the core beliefs of Islam.
  • I am not religious but visited for the building, I had a very good tour guide for our small party of six, the guide explained everything well and I asked multiple questions which were all answered. For those intrigued it is worth a visit. If you really want to understand or know more there's free books, real printed books and brochure type all absolutely free.
  • Beautiful building. Women will be given an abaya to adorn before entering the mosque. We also had a guide who helped us really under Islam. She was also kind enough to answer our questions. This visit really helped me understand Islam and its culture much better than I did before. If you are in Bahrain, you MUST go here
  • Big Mosque in juffair. Reflecting Amazing artifacts of islam
  • More than a prayer place, there's a large library here and visitors crom everywhere are coming to see the interior. Washing area is very far.

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