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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. 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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  • Kul Sharif Mosque-charmingly charismatic symbol of Kazan. Beautiful, fundamental building. Recently built, on the site of an ancient lost. Has 8 minarets. Were composed of a tourist group, with a guided tour of the Kremlin. A little stood in line to ascend to the tourist a balcony, overlooking the fantastic view of the Interior of the Mosque: laconic and enchanting beauty. Wonderful decorated ceiling, chandelier with Crystal pendants, twinkling and blinking in the soft light, delicate balconies. The mosque was built on the donations and these people are not forgotten, their names and surnames. In the lobby there is a mock mosque, reduced copy jewelry. I think you should definitely visit the mosque. As the Kazan Kremlin.
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  • Even allowed on the tour. Beautiful stained-glass Windows. SHLA service. It is interesting to see the service other denominations. Walked there in the evening. all highlighted. All for tourists
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  • Visiting card of the Kazan Qolsharif mosque mosque. Be sure to take a look inside-all light, elegant, festive. You can look around on the first floor and climb the special balcony for tourists. Women wearing pants allowed, but must be met head scarf.
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  • Amazing place. Beautifully decorated and welcoming to everyone.
  • 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
  • one of the beautiful mosque......
  • This is a wonderful architecture of Kazan especially outside. Museum and exhibition inside have no English.