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The Golden Mosque, Manila

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Masjid al-Dahab is situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, Philippines, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.The Golden Mosque acquired its name for its gold-painted dome as well as for its location in Globo de Oro Street. Under the supervision of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, construction began on August 4, 1976 for the visit of Libya's President Muammar al-Gaddafi, although his visit was cancelled. It now serves many in Manila's Muslim community, and is especially full during Jumuah prayers on a Friday. The mosque can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers.The mosque incorporates a mixture of foreign and local influences. Its dome and erstwhile minaret are patterned after Middle Eastern structures whereas its geometric designs borrow much from the colors and variations of ethnic Maranao, Maguindanao, and Tausug art. The curved lines are based on the serpent motifs in Maranao art. The mosque also exhibits stained glass panels by artist Antonio Dumlao.According to the mosque administrators, the minaret was torn down due to problems in structural integrity at the time of former Mayor Lito Atienza. There are already plans to rebuild the minaret as donations from all over the world are pouring in to reach the target of 12 million Philippine Pesos. The measurement of its dome is 12 meters in diameter and 10 meters in height
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  • This review is quite late. The Golden Mosque stands proudly with its beautiful architectural design and gold painted dome. It is an active place of worship. 
  • In Christian Philippines rare Islamic mosques. Golden roof was prominent in appearance was a mosque and the home of similar build. Lunch time did not, but I went in.
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  • I was staying at Makati and learned about The Golden Mosque to be the most popular and considered as the largest masjid in Metro Manila and decided to go for my Friday Jummah Prayers here. Named as Ma...  read more »
  • This Islamic Masjid has a long and wonderful history. The people are warm and friendly always welcoming people from the globe, I love this masjid and every chance I get I will visit and share wonderful memories with the Muslim community, the food and clothes shops are affordable and the dishes will blow you away.
  • Magandang musque
  • Nice place, nice food and nice people
  • Very, very nice
  • A place of worship to the only one god Allah swt
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