Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male

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Explore the history of the oldest religious structure in the Maldives at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), built entirely out of crushed coral in 1658. Inspect the intricate decorations carved into the coral walls and throw a coin into the small well in the courtyard for good luck. Afterwards, wander through the small graveyard at the back of the mosque, where the height of the tombstone indicates the person's social status, with round tops for women and pointed tops for men. Keep in mind that in order to enter, non-Muslims must obtain permission from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Make Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) a part of your Male vacation plans using our Male trip itinerary planner .
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  • We visited 24 Feb 2018 as part of a walking tour of Male' . Not a big structure but very old & still original , built of coral stone & some parts you can clearly see it's just coral placed on top of e...  more »
  • Awaiting transfer to the island we were walking round evil that has nothing exclusive. This mosque is the oldest of the Maldives, collecting and simple. We have just seen from the outside.
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  • First I need to start my review with a warning... Ignore most of the photos uploaded here, some of them are photos of the NEW Friday Mosque, one of the panoramas is from the street (and will give you ...  more »
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  • The oldest mosque in Maldives the place is a work by the ancestors from stone. And a heritage protected by the UNICEF.
  • Also known as Male Friday Mosque. Built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar I in 1658 on top of an older mosque. Built using coral boulders which hardens when dry. It looks grey and very2 old. Unlike other mosque, the carpet is slanted to face the direction of Kaabah.
  • One of the most popular tourist attractions as it is one of the few places preserved from the mid 1600's
  • One of the most old and unique mosque in male'
  • A must see place in Male'. One of the oldest mosque dating from 1656 The Malé Friday Mosque or the Malé Hukuru Miskiy (Maldivian: މާލެ ހުކުރު މިސްކިތް) is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Malé, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. Coral boulders of the genus Porites, found throughout the archipelago, are the basic materials used for construction of this and other mosques in the country because of its suitability. Although the coral is soft and easily cut to size when wet, it makes sturdy building blocks when dry. The mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture. via Wikipedia

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