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 and other Astana attractions into our Astana road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I'll write from the general to the private. According to the Constitution, the state is separated from religion. The state can neither support nor, moreover, finance any of them. Therefore such magnificent buildings are built either on private donations, or on sponsorship means. Specifically, this mosque is a gift from the Kingdom of Qatar. In this case, the organization of space inside and outside fully corresponds to the general atmosphere of Astana. In the construction of a new part of the city-the left bank, free or involuntarily, the buildings were chosen large...
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  • You can visit many temples, mosques and other buildings, but visiting the mosque, you can understand and realize the mentality of the Kazakh people, which is part of the CA, but has its ID code mosque performed in the traditional rules of the Muslim Architecture, has a hall for Women/men, Ashan and souvenir shop, located near the U.S. Embassy and the main attractions of Astana
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  • A very quiet and beautiful mosque - a good place to visit if you never have seen a mosque's interior, but also if you look for new impressions. Obviously, also a good place if you would want to pray.  more »
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  • Beautiful and one of the first modern mosque in the capital. You should come to Friday prayer early, before calling (azan), to feel comfortable. Especially at the cold days !
  • I am a Christian Orthodox, but this monument charmed me. Excellent in and out. You should always visit it !!!
  • This is a beautiful white mosque. The territory around the mosque is nice and clean, it has a wonderful park, which is especially recommended to visit in summer and autumn.
  • I have always liked the design of this place.
  • This mosque is in the central part of the new city of Astana, and is easily reached from Nurzhol Boulevard, by walking to nearby Dostyq Street. This is a very difficult street to get across, so try to cross at the main intersection of Qabanbay Batyr Avenue, and then walk back towards the mosque. We thought that this mosque was more visually appealing than the larger Hazrat Sultan Mosque The mosque was completed in 2005, and was the largest mosque in Astana until 2012. It is a modern four minaret and multiple dome design. The central gold dome was shining in the sun, and is visible from quite a distance away. We didn't enter the mosque, as we were short on time, but took a few photos of the fountain and mosque in the background.
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