Grand Friday Mosque, Male

3.3
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 .
Create an itinerary including Grand Friday Mosque
map
Grand Friday Mosque Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
240 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Good to see parts of male and va good tour guide to explain the area and cultures’ the mosque is beautiful and very large, worth a visit’ as is the oldest mosque in male.  more »
  • In my opinion, the main monument of the city. We were able to visit her, although I understand that it is not easy, since they have many rules. I think we were lucky. We went on Saturday early morning and we asked the guard and agreed to that I entered, but only 5 minutes and with the guard to our side. We put long pants and go. Inside it features modern architecture, combining wood with white and the traditional ornamentation with the text of the Qur'an. Beautiful your central light. On the outside is beautiful, flawless, white and shiny and night lights with green and white lights that give a great charm. If you have the chance, visit it.
    View original
  • It is obvious that the main attraction of the Maldivian capital is the Islamic Center, opened in the year 1984. In the Centre is the main mosque of the Maldives is the Sultan mosque, Mohammed Takurufaanu Al-Auzama, golden dome which is visible from almost any point of the city. The mosque is open to tourists at certain hours on weekdays only. We walked from the mosque in Saturday, therefore, responded to his proposal to us to guard mosques on the Organization us personal tours for six dollars. The excursion lasted for ten minutes and cost us a whopping 50 rufius (200 dollars), but the view from inside the mosque, which can accommodate up to five thousand of the faithful, it was quite interesting, especially since we were the only visitors, Although not very Orthodox. Close to the Centre of a beautiful and bright, full of the Minaret of the white blocks of coral stone.
    View original

Plan your trip to Male

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Male by other users

4 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM UKRAINE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maldives & Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in North Male Atoll BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM DJIBOUTI January, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans