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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  • August 17, 2017
    Inside is a rare Friday Mosque of 213 elm trees pillars form the. Pillar carvings are fine. Anyhow the ceiling is made of wood, in the temples of Japan. 5,000 people wish were likely. Skylight has been installed and it seems to be in the Woods. You can feel relaxed.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The mosque is no longer in use made with wooden columns typical of the era and the area. This monument alone is worth the visit to Khiva which also offers many other wonders. Fascinating in its genre.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A lot of charm in this place, where you can admire beautiful carved beams wooden Elm. Very beautiful, a haven of peace.
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  • June 17, 2016
    Impressive. Don't miss it.

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