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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Grand Friday Mosque and many more Male attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Male trip site .
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  • It was the largest mosque in the trip to the Maldives. They said it is the main Islamic construction in the country. It's big and impressive on the outside. I didn't go in because the Group had several women who wanted to visit the place.
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  • You cant miss it in Male. Its a beautiful mosque and well in the centre of the city. Very well maintained, very clean , all marble. If you are in Male, do visit it.  more »
  • This mosque has no outer wall or fencing so anyone walking past can view or even sit around it (not in the mosque obviously). Really nice and welcoming  more »

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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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