Friday Mosque, Khiva

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Admire archaic Islamic architecture at Friday Mosque, a cathedral mosque and part of the World Heritage-protected walled inner town of Khiva. This 18th-century single-hall mosque features a flat roof supported by over 200 carved wooden pillars--a few of which date back to the original 10th-century building and bear ancient Arabic inscriptions in Kufic. Floral-vegetable patterns adorn some of the newer 18th-century columns, complemented by lavish decoration and delicate door carvings. With its 52 m (171 ft) baked-brick minaret intermittently rounded by turquoise tile belts, the mosque remains a landmark of the old city. Before you head to Khiva, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Khiva itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Khiva has to offer, including Friday Mosque.
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  • The mosque contains a great many timber columns. It is a wonderful place to relax and cool off on a hot day in Khiva. There are a few seats.  more »
  • Friday Mosque is a beautiful mosque. 213 with embroidered columns standing. Columns yıprandıkça. In order to ensure long life of the mosque's wooden poles in the middle of the ice pool. Snow water evaporating in the heat of the summer by providing long-lasting moisture of wood poles.
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  • A solemn feeling is different from other mosques and buildings. Packing and spacious interiors, free (213) number of columns. Wood pillar Temple sculptures. Nice view from the minaret. In the morning I visited, was a hog, so Sugo was quiet good and feels some blame, but air Ural and terrible mind settles.
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