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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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  • 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 »
  • Great mosque sublime and great to share its size and beauty. You can visit the Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to noon. Hospitality is at the top!
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  • I expect to see a so great and beautiful mosque in Rome. Having learned that it was the largest in Europe we have been and waaaahhh it is sumptuous, the place is quiet, fascinating architecture and more we have a chance to discuss with the Manager of the premises. Very friendly and rewarding visit.
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  • Easy to find and very close from train station. Alhamdulillah.
  • Visiting hours for the bigger part of the mosque are wednesdays and saturdays 9am-12pm. Take note, other timings you can only visit the musollah area
  • If there is a mosque in Rome. We need a huge Catholic Church in Saudi
  • Great masque . outside from the main city
  • Go build a Catholic Church in some Muslim country.