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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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  • Unforgettable impressions from Kazan in General and from the mosque. Fabulously beautiful mosque! I advise to visit with a guide. Very much interesting can learn and see through him. Our guide-Nina Maksimova-professional! We fully delighted with excursions! Listening to her story by opening their mouths)))
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  • The incredible beauty and greatness. High minarets, of which four (each 55 meters high), white walls, large area around paved tiles, wide stairs, bright floral plantings-all together create a very beautiful picture as a postcard. Inside the spacious, clean, nicely. Liked and mosaic paintings on the walls of the foyer, and a sparkling layout of the mosque and the interior decoration and stained-glass Windows on staircases, and huge colorful chandelier and elegant gift Edition of the Koran.
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  • Attracts the attention immediately green-lit minarets. Very beautiful mosque (in the Kremlin went mostly in the evenings, when you see the illuminated, breathtaking)
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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.