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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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  • A large mosque close to the palace of peace and reconciliation and the national museum of Kazakhstan.  more »
  • The central mosque and Medrese built in 2005 in Astana year Turkish company «Pasioner». With the financial support of Qatar-almost 7 million United States dollars. On the draft of the Lebanese architect Charles Hafiz. One of the biggest mosques not only in Kazakhstan but also in the entire Central Asia. The main hall inside the mosque can accommodate 5000 people. On the balcony of the second floor prayer can make about 2000 women. The mosque is very symbolic. Its dome is 40 meters in height, it is 40 years of age was the greatest Prophet Muhammad when he received the first revelation of Allah. Nur-Astana on the perimeter frame 4 minarets, the height of each is 63 meters, the same number of years of life on Earth was a prophet.
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  • This mosque with 4 minarets make it very showy, especially at night when lit.
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  • Didn't go in. But from outside looks absolutely stunning. ❤
  • Very beautiful mosque. Friday prayer at 1:30.
  • 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.

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