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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. To visit Friday Mosque and other attractions in Khiva, use our Khiva travel itinerary maker.
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  • Incredible mosque Plague-in the Interior of the forest of wooden columns. The light gets through the skylights in the roof, so in the middle of the atmosphere causing the impression, as if we were in the forest. This cool, which in combination with the półmrokiem makes awesome magical impression that give a sense of peace and quiet. Once the main mosque. In addition to the mosque is the chance to explore also adjacent the minaret from which you can admire the panorama of the old town. One of the most interesting monuments of Itchan Kala (the old town) in Chiwie.
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  • very nice! I think of all the hundreds of mosques i ve visited this is one of the niced i ve seen. very unique atmosphere.  more »
  • Juma Mosque and Minaret Juma Mosque va Minorasi Friday Mosque said. Not a dome. Many pillars and 212, column pattern was mixed. Is made different from that. During the dark, there was the altar in the direction of Mecca.
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