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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  • August 16, 2017
    Islamic Center of Malé and Grand Mosque Friday, Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu-al-' z ' am, is the largest of the Maldives and can accommodate 5. 000 people, worth seeing for the architecture your surprise.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The mosque in the painting is an impressive edifice, where the local gather for prayer, every Imam calls to prayer.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is the most prominent male, very large, white and gleaming building, but nothing more. It seems made of Ikea. If you've seen mosques of Arab countries or Turkey, quite disappointed. But the country is modest and is not a prodigy of art. If you walk by Male because there are too many for a few hours, is of the few things to do.
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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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