To go inside the Cathedral-Mosque of Córdoba is to go inside another world, where you can see the remains of different cathedrals and of different time periods in the floors, structures and walls, as well as in the relics.
The Blue Mosque is one of the true gems of Istanbul and a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. With its six minarets, 43-meter-tall dome, and exquisite interior featuring over 20,000 blue-hued Iznik tiles, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque will
It was the minaret of this mosque which we used to guide us through Marrakesh, at least when we were in the Medina. It is the most important mosque, the inspiration to build the Giralda, and non-Muslims can not enter. However, they
The Alabaster Mosque is the most beautiful mosque in Cairo, even though it isn't the biggest. The city is known as the "thousand minarets" referring to the large number of mosques that you can find. It is famous for several reasons:
This is the second largest mosque in the world, after Mecca.
This mosque is about 30.000 square kilometers. Its construction, without any interruptions, lasted 8 years and 2500 people worked on it in 24 hour shifts.
This beautiful mosque located just across from the University of Istanbul is one of the hidden treasures of the city. The fact that it's not in the über-touristy neighborhood of Sultanahmet means that many people gloss over it
You'll be simply awe-sturck when you this building of such dazzling white with its mosaics on the outdoor pavements, beautiful carpets, and ornaments made of precious stones. This is not only a place of prayer for faithful Muslims,
One of the most beautiful mosques of Istanbul. When you see it from the outside, it seems that it's not going to be as big and beautiful inside but the interior is wonderful, arches, walls, domes, absolutely everything is gorgeous.
The majestic mosque was built on a natural promontory in 1656 by the emperor Shah Jahan, with three imposing white marble domes and twin black minarets that flank its majestic central arch, it took six years and 5,000 workers to
As you get to the first roundabout, entering Gibraltar, follow the signs to Upper Rock until you get to the other side of the Rock. On the side closest to Africa, there there is a flat area and that is empty, which is even stranger
Undoubtedly, the mausoleum is the main landmark in Rabat, and, as far as I'm concerned, the prettiest. The tomb of Hassam II and his father are there, and when he dies, the current King Mohammed VI will be buried there. Outside is
The Mosque of Paris is an essential place to visit in the city of light. Built in 1922 to thank and honor support received from North African countries during World War 2. It's in the 5th district of Paris, one of the oldest in the
This mosque, which is one of the largest in China, has the peculiarity of being oriented to the West, because Mecca is in that direction, instead of south like other mosques. It is interesting to see the mix of Chinese and Islamic
How beautiful is this mosque? It's on a secluded side street of Sultanahmet, the Little Hagia Sophia was built by Justinian 527-536, a time before the great Hagia Sophia edify. The church, whose patron was St. Sergius and Bacchus, was
All the mosques in Tunisia pay homage to Ez-Zitouna, the city's main mosque. The building that we can see today is a fascinating fusion of buildings from different periods, with columns and capitals from ancient Carthage, an Ottoman
In the heart of the capital of the Maldives, Malé, stands the oldest Mosque of the islands called Hukuru Miski Mosque, its dome is visible from any place on the island. Although tourists are not allowed inside, they can see the
This is the largest mosque of those found in this Moroccan city. Like all mosques, it is very different compared to Christian churches. Inside, there is no iconography, and Islamic art must be observed in the building: its tall tower,
The great mosque called Jami Masjid Agra is situated in the city of Fatehpur Sikri, which became the new capital, founded in 1569, by the Mughal Empire for a while, but then they left due to the lack of water. The Great Mosque begins
For me, without a doubt, the best thing about this mosque are the views from the tower. Access is via a narrow, dark stairway, but once you get up and gaze across the city, with the crowning archaeological museum, you will be very
Banya Bashi Mosque is the main mosque in the city of Sofia. It used to part of a larger complex that included baths, which is why it has the name that it does. It is supposed to have been built by the great architect Sinan Kodja Minar
Bukhara is a beautiful place along the Silk Road in Central Asia. It is full of minarets, karavasares, madrasas and imposing mosques, with unmistakable Persian style. The days we were there coincided with the Friday prayer in the
The Et'hem Bey Mosque can be found right in the center of Tirana, in the capital of Albania. Construction on the mosque began in 1789 and the mosque was named after the Molla Bey who started it. Construction was completed in 1823,
A mosque built by Sultan of Oman for the greater glory of Allah, using petrodollars. The place is like something from the Arabian Nights, containing the largest lamp, the largest carpet, and you will understand everything is great
The town of Monastir has several interesting mosques, oftentimes very modern. Undoubtedly, the most important is the Great Mosque. I was particularly struck by the great "Tower of Faith," the Islamic tower that calls the people to
In the center of Kuala Lumpur is the Masjid Jamek, one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. Located on the banks of two rivers, it was opened in 1909, and strikes visitors with its Moorish-style architecture. A series of domes dominate
The Grand Mosque is located in the city centre. In the early twentieth century it was the larget in Europe, 49 metres high and with a capacity for 5,000 people. It resembles Samarkand Gur with its two minarets and ceramic tiled dome.
In the depths of the Medina is its heart: the ninth-century Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, one of the most important mosques in Fez, and perhaps also the first university in the world. It has one of the largest libraries of Islam, and featured
In Foz de Iguazu, you can find the Muslim mosque, impressive for its size and beauty, located near the city centre. To enter you'll need to remove your shoes, and women must cover their hair and legs; there are veils and skirts