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Mosque of Rome, Rome

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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.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Visited this mosque to pray maghrib prayers, huge mosque with beautiful grounds and architecture, the main mosque wasn't open for prayers (only open on jummah / special occasions) but still worth visi...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    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 »
  • April 13, 2017
    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 »
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  • 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.

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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.
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