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Friday Mosque, Khiva

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Thicket of wooden columns with various kinds of carvings. No column is not like another. Smells like tree, tenisto. In the heat, I think, is good here.
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  • A very interesting insight into the past life of the city. We had a good guide who helpfully explained a lot. 
  • This mosque exceeded our expectations as I've never been in one quite like it. The wooden pillars are beautifully carved with exquisite detail. The skylights provide a lot of natural light and gives t...  read more »
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