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Grand Friday Mosque, Male

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Appreciate the exquisite calligraphy adorning the walls of Grand Friday Mosque, the largest religious structure in the Maldives capable of receiving nearly 5,000 worshipers. The intricate carvings, decadent chandeliers, and hand-woven carpets imbue the mosque with an air of historical grandeur. Since its opening in 1984, the white-marble mosque has dominated Male's skyline with its golden dome. Dress respectfully for you visit, making sure your legs and shoulders are covered before you enter. With our international travel planner, Male attractions like Grand Friday 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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Where to stay in Male

Due to the city's dense population, you may be hard-pressed to find spacious accommodations at any time of year in Male. If you're here in transit to one of the surrounding resorts, you may not be able to avoid Male's high prices, as transfers to the islands are generally only possible during daylight hours. The rooms in the hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses of Male are on the whole clean, if basic. For more affordable options head to the nearby isle of Hulhumale: a ten-minute boat ride away, this spot proves popular with backpackers.
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  • This is the biggest mosque in Male, and probably in Maldives, too. The giant golden dome can see from afar, from the pier to the business area. Outside ground is quiet and peaceful. You can be sit for...  more »
  • This mosque is very beautiful and large in size with ample place in the outside to sit down and relax for sometime and see the surrounding busy streets of male  more »
  • We just passed by from our way to atoll transfer from STO supermarket The mosque is big and very modern look from the outside. It located in central of Male City  more »