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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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  • Were with excursion in Kazan, could not visit the mosque ... The place is gorgeous, clean beauty, at the entrance give skirts, as Time was not so much, but still excellent impressions
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  • The mosque are very well decorated and it still function as mosque on day-to-day basis. There is an islamic museum in it that tells more about Islam which i think is very good.  more »
  • Mosque Cultures Sharif-can be considered as one of the main attractions of the Tatar people! It was built on the site of an ancient mosque that was destroyed in the days earn the Kazan Khanate. Only People who remembers and is proud of its past was able to restore their cultural heritage as a mosque Cultures Sharif! This place is rightfully considered to be a place of power here as if time stops, want to do good deeds. Recommend yourself visit here and to experience!
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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.