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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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  • Very beautiful mosque outside! Especially at night with illumination. The new mosque, pray it only on holidays. Came inside consisting of trips. Outside she is prettier than inside:) Haven't liked aunt zamatyvajushhie all women in long skirts and aprons shawl-rough. In General, see this beauty, maybe not from within, but accurately at night outside!
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  • Visit the Kazan Qolsharif mosque and not to see, a great omission! I saw a lot of mosques, including in other countries, but the new Kazan mosque just beauty! Be sure to go inside, I am not a connoisseur of architecture but Kul Sharif struck me and inside and out.
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  • The Eiffel Tower in Paris, The Colosseum in Rome, The Pyramids in Egypt, etc.. and The Kul Sharif .. now you have seen it all ! The most remarkable Tatar mosque with amazing acoustics. Amazing during ...  more »
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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.