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7 mosques around the world that are architectural masterpieces
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7 mosques around the world that are architectural masterpieces

7 mosques around the world that are architectural masterpieces
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Hind Channa

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All around the world, believers can pray at mosques that are real architectural masterpieces. We selected for you seven of the most exquisite ones.

1. The Saint Petersburg Mosque in Russia

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The portals of the mosque as well as the two minarets are covered with gorgeous blue mosaic ceramics and mesmerising geometric patterns.

2. The Kaleidoscopic Mosque in Iran

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The Nasir al Molk mosque in Iran may seem traditional from the outside, but the inside creates a stunning kaleidoscopic effect when the sunlight hits the intricate stained glass windows.

3. The Grand Mosque in Kuwait

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With a pleasant and relaxing beige exterior, this mosque doesn’t look nearly as impressive from the outside as it does from the inside, with its massive golden flower petals ceiling.

4. Jalil Khayat Mosque in Iraq

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The built of this mosque has been completed in 2007. The interior walls and ceilings are decorated with colorful Zakhrafa, which is a kind of Islamic art painting.

5. Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Turkey

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Also known as the Blue Mosque, this amazing building has a decorated interior with 20,000 blue hand-painted tiles.

6. The Peppermint Mosque in Sri Lanka

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The beautiful Jami Ul-Alfar mosque, with Saracenic architecture, is influenced by Indian and Islamic styles. The mosque counts six floors and is able to accommodate over 10,000 worshipers.

7. Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

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This mosque is the 7th biggest mosque in the world. The uniquely designed lighting system reflects the phases of the moon. The colour of the mosque gradually shifts from white to a deeper blue following the evolution of the lunar cycle.

All these mosques are mesmerising and are worth a visit!

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