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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  • One of the oldest mosque - Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) is much smaller than the new one but is a fine example of Maldives history.  more »
  • In addition to shopping, most of the important attractions are available. The oldest mosques and cemeteries are located next to each other. The building is carved out of coral, with a logo that gives you some historical information. Worth seeing.
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  • This place looks very old and sacred. But very strict in dress code. Ladies have to wear long dress with sleeves and cover their hair with the cloth like islamic/muslim ladies. Men have to wear trouse...  more »
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  • The mosque was built in 1658, during the reign of Ibrahim Iskandar. This Mosque is famous for its beautiful rooms with intricately carved panels. The Mosque was built on a old West oriented temple and this explains its anomalous orientation. Very interesting are the white and blue minaret and the small cemetery with graves of ancient sultans on the West part. The mosque was added to tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique unique example's of sea culture architecture.
  • The oldest mosque in Maldives the place is a work by the ancestors from stone. And a heritage protected by the UNICEF.
  • The most and historical prominent mosque in the country.
  • the oldest mosque in Male.
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