Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  Historic Sites  /  Mosque of Rome

Mosque of Rome, Rome

4.2
#171 of 249 in Historic Sites in Rome
Religious Site Tourist Spot
The Mosque of Rome, situated in Parioli, is the largest mosque outside the Islamic world, Russia and India. It has an area of 30000m2 and can accommodate more than 12,000 people. The building is located in the Acqua Acetosa area, at the foot of the Monti Parioli, north of the city. Being the Western world's biggest mosque, it is the seat of the Italian Islamic Cultural Centre.In addition to being a meeting place for religious activities, it provides cultural and social services variously connecting Muslims together. It also holds teachings, wedding ceremonies, funeral services, exegesis, exhibitions, conventions, and other essential events.ConstructionThe mosque was jointly founded by the exiled Prince Muhammad Hasan of Afghanistan and his wife, Princess Razia and was financed by Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of the Saudi royal family, as well as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The project was designed and directed by Paolo Portoghesi, Vittorio Gigliotti and Sami Mousawi.Its planning took more than ten years: the Roman City Council donated the land in 1974, but the first stone was laid only in 1984 (1405 AH), in the presence of then President of the Italian Republic Sandro Pertini, with its inauguration on 21 June 1995.
To visit Mosque of Rome on your trip to Rome, use our Rome vacation generator.
Source
Create an itinerary including Mosque of Rome
map

Plans in Rome by other users

18 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy & Zurich BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Rome

For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
26 reviews
Google
4.5
  • The grand of mosque of Rome is not only the biggest in Europe, the architectural design is captivating. The grounds keepers were very welcoming and helpful. They directed us to where we can perform ab...  more »
  • Assaalmualaykum It is with great sadness that I write this comment, this afternoon as we were leaving Rome after a visit to The Vatican we suddenly came across the Grand Mosque. We had not heard of it...  more »
  • This mosque is the work of the Postmodernist Italian architect Paolo Porthogesi. It was inaugurated in 1974 as the Great Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center in Rome. I believe building a mosque in Rome...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful from the inside. Very spacious. A piece of architectural inventions.
  • The grand mosque in europ is somthing amazing..
  • Stunning! It is a bit out of the way but you can get the 360 bus from Termini station and just stay on until the final stop (called 'Muse'). The mosque is a 12 minute walk, but there are some great views by the bus stop so it's worth spending some time there!
  • Peaceful and big Mosque for prayer
  • Easy to find and very close from train station. Alhamdulillah.