The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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  • The only mosque in the city and the world's northernmost: is the Saint Petersburg mosque, Gur-e Amir in Samarkand. Built starting in the 10 and finished in the next decade, the Saint Petersburg Mosque is no more than the reduced representation but replica of the famous and impressive mausoleum in Samarkand, in Turkmenistan. The mosque has a large and beautiful ceramic dome Blue-Blue with 2 minarets predominantly gray. Its body is rectangular and monolithic façades, with gray walls and inlays of Oriental architecture, are carefully finished with grey granite and written in Arabic. Turquoise-blue gradient Arabic mosaics cover the walls of both minarets will impress the eyes of visitors and worshippers. Art lovers can pleasantly enjoy a mix of Northern stones and colourful ceramics of Central Asia. Fun fact: some fragments of the dome are exposed in the Museum of religions in Saint Petersburg (including advice of your visit). Unfortunately we were unable to examine you internally as renovations are currently underway that will continue at least until January 2017. Externally there is a yard all the way around the building and, currently, a temporary prayer tent reserved for men. Prayer for women instead is housed in the outer dome adjacent to the temporary tent. The inside visit so for now is suspended but a kind man (which unfortunately doesn't speak English) will receive you shyly with a slip with which it communicates that the Interior is not accessible due to work. In the past, it was the largest mosque in Europe: its minarets reach the 49 meters high while the dome well 39, giving the building stateliness and elegance. Today the mosque is also an educational and cultural center. We recommend a visit to this holy place and artistically very impressive.
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  • We saw the mosque one rainy evening and only from the outside, however the beautiful blue dome and the entrance portal are effective. I hope you can also visit the Interior
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  • Honestly, I have never been inside, but outwardly impressive mosque. An incredible amount of detail from the mosaic make us think, how much time it took to make this chic exterior
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