Almaty City Central Mosque, Almaty

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A landmark of the former capital, Almaty City Central Mosque stands out as the biggest mosque in Kazakhstan, capable of accommodating up to 7,000 people. Completed in 1999, this marble-plated structure built in a Timurid style of architecture features a 36 m (118 ft) tall gilt dome surrounded by four small minarets and a 47 m (154 ft) tall main minaret. An impressive entrance gate adorned with blue tiles leads into a spacious hall, decorated with verses from the Qur’an in Ottoman Arabica style. Located in the downtown area near a bazaar, the mosque covers 0.95 ha (2.3 ac), creating a pleasant atmosphere in which to walk. With our custom trip planner, Almaty attractions like Almaty City Central Mosque can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Almaty City Central Mosque Reviews
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  • October 5, 2017
    Sure, and we are gay as well, so what the heck are we doing walking into a mosque in the heart of Almaty? For the experience obviously. We were welcomed and brought into the heart of the mosque during...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Beautiful minaret and beautiful dome gilded. The mosque is accessible to the men on the ground floor and women in sub soil. See but not exceptional.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Rather plain on the outside but more interesting internally. Best not to visit on Fridays/during prayer times unless you wish to take part in a service.  more »
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  • October 6, 2015
    beautiful no words to explain
  • June 5, 2016
    Ok
  • September 18, 2016
    It is nothing when you compare this with the mosque in Iran.
  • July 6, 2016
    👍
  • November 10, 2014
    Nice place to visit

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Accommodations in the urban area of Almaty can be found almost exclusively in the grid-system city center. Located close to the main train station, you'll find hotels both upmarket and budget, with the former enjoying commanding views of the mountains on tree-lined boulevards, and the latter tucked away on the central district's side streets. Ski resorts to the south, as well as wild camping opportunities, provide good options for those wanting to get active and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
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