Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan

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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. Make Kul Sharif Mosque a centerpiece of your Kazan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kazan trip website .
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  • A scenic spot in the city of Skayama, Russia. In the Kremlin, close to the earth station. This is an Isis mosque, and the people (especially the ladies) need to pay attention to the clothes
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  • I haven't been inside yet, but I loved it outside. Inside the Kremlin is almost invisible - almost mysticism)) and then suddenly appears around the corner. I am delighted and impressed
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  • We really enjoyed visiting this beautiful place. The view from the balcony was excellent. We also saw it at night that was also very photogenic.  more »
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  • The most beautiful mosque. Walking around, inside and enjoy this wonderful place. Do not forget to do it at night and day!
  • Beautiful mosque - a delightful example of Islamic architecture. The entrance is free, and there's a "tourist balcony" one can go up on to see the large prayer room and ornate ceilings on a higher floor. The atmosphere is enhanced by the priest reading the Qur'an on the first floor, which adds a layer of mysticism. Women and guys with shorts were required to cover up though, with provided shawls and skirts (the later of which usually were given to the men).
  • Great place for saying your prayers....great place for tourists ....both men and women are allowed on the observation deck inside the mosque....don’t forget to buy few souvenirs from the courtyard in order to help the local economy...also the souvenirs are quite aesthetic so you will cherish them 😉
  • Perfect! A Must see place One of the best sights of Kazan
  • It is placed in one of the most serene environments. Absolutely gorgeous.
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