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Grand Friday Mosque, Male

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful mosque with clean surroundings. However, visitors must know that they will have to remove shoes and will have to be covered below knees. And women have to be modestly dressed and cover the...  read more »
  • Exploring Male the night before a dive trip should include the Mosque. It is a lovely, quiet spot to remember the city by. 
  • This huge modern building is not worth the effort to visit. The best view is from the airplane as you take off from Male International Airport. 
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