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Grand Friday Mosque, Male

(3.1/5 based on 170+ 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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  • The gleaming dome and minaret looks nice under the hot sun. Saw a few tourists asking the staff for permission to enter 
  • In the sense that it is not worth going to try, but if you walk by and you've never entered a mosque there jump. Putting aside, that is for them an important place of worship for the rest there is not much to see ... and don't look kindly on when circles inside.
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  • Very old nice mosque. A good example of Local architecture. Dress code is mandatory. 5 minutes walk from jetty.