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Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
Named after a Tatar imam who died defending Kazan from the armies of Ivan the Terrible, Kul Sharif Mosque remains most famous for its observation balcony and dome, designed to resemble a lotus flower. Completed in 2005, this lavish building stands on the remains of a 16th-century structure, once the biggest mosque in Russia. Part of the city's World Heritage-listed citadel, the mosque houses a museum dedicated to the history of Islam in Tatarstan. Keep in mind that according to Islamic tradition, only men can enter the ground-floor prayer hall, and women must keep their hair covered in all parts of the mosque. Visitors to the third-floor observation balcony do not need to remove their shoes. Put Kul Sharif Mosque into our Kazan travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kazan.
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  • It was interesting to visit the mosque, even for the overall development of the advise to visit her, stalls with cheap magnets 25 rubles per unit.
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  • And from the outside. and inside the mosque is a wonderful work of art. Is there very comfortable: all done to and the believers can pray, and tourists could explore the attraction. Highly recommend to visit the Museum of Islam, which is located in the basement of the mosque, is a modern and interactive.
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  • Very famous place. Once off the train just started watching Qolsharif mosque. The scale is impressive. A very beautiful evening lights. Points of interest in Kazan!
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  • Very beautiful mosque in the heart of old town Kasan (Kreml), just inaugurated 2005. Free visit, very interesting inside into islamic religion.
  • Absolutely gorgeous and fantastic...serene atmosphere...glory to Russia
  • This is a wonderful architecture of Kazan especially outside. Museum and exhibition inside have no English.
  • Symbol of Kazan. The Mosque beautiful both inside and outside.
  • Beautiful
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