15 Beautiful Churches and Synagogues in Muslim Countries You Should Definitely Visit

The idea that there are no synagogues or churches in the Muslim world is false, yet so wide-spread.  In fact, many non-Muslim sites of worship thrive in majority dominated Muslim countries. And here is a fun fact, several of these churches, synagogues and temples have been renovated by Muslims. Despite the presence of churches and synagogues, there should be more initiative to build more of them in Muslim countries.

Check out these 15 beautiful churches and synagogues in predominantly Muslim countries.

1. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast 

2. The Algazi Synagogue in Izmir, Turkey

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3. El Ghriba Synagogue in Tunisia 


4. Russian Church of St. Philip the Apostle – UAE

5. The Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul, Turkey 

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6. Saint Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Orthodox Parish – UAE


7. The Gracanica Monastery in Kosovo 


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8. The Cathedral Sacre-Coeur in Casablanca, Morocco

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9. St Anthony of Padua Church in Istanbul, Turkey

10. The Patriarchal Basilica of St. George in Fenerbahçe, Turkey

11. St Nicholas Orthodox Church in Aktobe City, Kazakhstan


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 12. The National Church of Nigeria in Abuja

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13. The Chicken Church, Indonesia

14. the Grand Synagogue of Edirne, Turkey

15. Magen Abraham, Lebanon

 Which would you like to visit one day? 

Written by Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar is an accountant, an avid reader and writer living in Dallas, Texas with her nuclear family. She blogs at papatia.wordpress.com. Papatia feels blessed by the Almighty to be able to work in accounting from home while she raises her young son, pens and reads him stories.

  • Gabriel

    In the case of Egypt and Turkey, you should write “Christian lands stolen by muslims”. Actually you should show the mosques in these lands. Christian NATIVES of so-called Turkey and Egypt are very tolerant with Muslim INVADERS and they even allow them to have mosques in their Christian lands.

    • Sunny Choudhury

      You idiot the land were already invaded by roman empire and egypt and turkey were pagan greeks colonised turkey in 3rd century and copts are byzantine and egyptian we defeated and removed those byzantines your bys executed and stopped religious rights of turks and copts and destruction of alexandria by byzantine and savk of troy wiki-illiad wiki-byzantine persecution of pagans just read from juancole muslims even shown mercy to even pagans of haran and hellenes they are liberated land

  • Genie

    Likewise you should write Pagan lands in Europe stolen by Asian Christians invaders?
    The Turks are Byzantines living in their lands since centuries. So what has changed? The Byzantine Turks have changed their religion. So it goes with the Copts of Egypt. Many changed religion and became Christians and then many became Muslims.