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Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

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One of the most sacred and majestic landmarks of Lahore, Badshahi Mosque epitomizes the greatness of the Mughal era. Originally built in 1673, this structure is now the second largest mosque in Pakistan. The facade features decorative red sandstone carvings and draws influence from Indo-Greek architecture. Walk inside and marvel at the intricate embellishment of stucco tracery made from marble. Take a guide so you don't miss any of the mosque's hidden secrets, and think about visiting in the morning to beat the crowds. Put Badshahi Mosque and other Lahore attractions into our Lahore vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A truly magnificent architectural wonder and a precious heritage which has been well kept and maintained. A must visit place for family and would be more educative if you hire one of the so many guide...  more »
  • Third, visit at night. Enjoy the view at dusk from the 3rd floor food next to the restaurant. The street names of the 'Emperor's mosque' vast and beautiful. Recommend night because it is different from the mosque during the day visiting power, will be overwhelmed. 1673 dome of the marble and red sandstone and nice harmony is the great mosque of the Mughal-era buildings to square the Minaret (Tower) at any time in the mosque in 崩re落chinai stands along the outside a little bit. In the mosque must be women hair shawl covers so take large shawl.
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  • I was stunned by the grandeur of this mosque. A place where you could sit quietly during the day away from the hustle and bustle of Lahore. A great place to enjoy sunset. A place where for keen photog...  more »
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  • Great and historical building. It shows the strength of Muslims Emperor
  • Historical place built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzaib Alamagir. You can also pay tribute to Allama Iqbal whose shrine is just toward right side of its gate.
  • Absolutely fascinating and visually gripping place full of history and architectural brilliance. A national heritage site, open to all, all year round. Could be made even more appealing with a bit more maintenance and quality repairing work.
  • Visited Badshahi Masjid for the very first time in my life in March 2014 on a Friday. Friday Prayers were quite an experience with the massive congregation and spring season. Must try the street food vendors outside the main Masjid complex.
  • The class, the view, the place and the symbol of Pakistan, this 17th century mosque raised on the orders of Mughal emperor Orangzaib is the cultural crown of Lahore and Pakistan.