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Nur-Astana Mosque, Astana

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A white edifice whose height of 40 m (131) symbolizes the age of Prophet Muhammad, Nur-Astana Mosque stands as a landmark of the city. Completed in 2008, the mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 worshippers at a time inside, plus 2,000 in the yard around it. A large gilded dome surrounded by four 63 m (207 ft) tall minarets with gilt bulled-shaped roofs and lightning rods tops a large white multi-domed body of the mosque plated with marble slabs. Decorated with calligraphic inscriptions, its interior features geometrical patters combining blue, white, red, and gold. Put Nur-Astana Mosque at the forefront of your travel plans using our Astana tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This used to be the biggest mosque in town, but is now dwarfed by the new one. It is, however, still worth a quick look.  more »
  • I visited Nur-Astana mosque last autumn within my bussiness-trip. It is fantastic outline of the left bank of Astana. It was buit in 2005. It looks quite unexpected in the neighborhood of super-modern...  more »
  • This beautiful white and gold mosque is said to be the 3rd largest in central Asia. It can be seen from around the city, particularly when you are near the Baiterek tower.  more »
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  • Didn't go in. But from outside looks absolutely stunning. ❤
  • Really nice to see a mosque in a place like Astana.
  • is a mosque located in the city of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. It is third largest mosque in Central Asia. The 40-meter (131-foot) height symbolizes the age of the Prophet Muhammad of when he received the revelations, and the height of the minarets are 63 meters (207 foot), The mosque is located at the left riverbank in the city of Astana, construction first started in March 2005. The mosque was a gift in accordance with the agreement of the Kazakhstan President, Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa. It has a capacity of 5,000 worshippers inside the mosque, including 2,000 for worshippers outside the mosque. The structure is made of glass, concrete, granite and alucobond measures.
  • Gets very crowded during Friday prayers.
  • It has a nice architecture and very nice surrounding area.