All around the world, believers can pray at mosques that are real architectural masterpieces. We selected for you 7 of the most exquisite ones.
1. The Saint Petersburg Mosque in Russia
The portals of the mosque, as wel as the 2 minarets, are covered with gorgeous blue mosaic ceramics and mesmerizing geometric patterns.
2. The Kaleidoscopic Mosque in Iran
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
With a pleasant and relaxing beige outside, this mosque doesn’t look nearly as impressive from the outside as it does from the inside, with a massive golden flower petals ceiling.
4. Jalil Khayat Mosque in Iraq
The built of this mosque has been completed in 2007. The interior walls and ceilings are decorated with colorful Zakhrafa, wich is a kind of Islamic art painting.
5. Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Turkey
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
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
This mosque is the 7th biggest mosque in the world. the unique designed lighting system reflects the phases of the moon. The color of the mosque gradually shifts from white to a deeper blue following the evolution of the lunar cycle.
All these mosques are mesmerizing and are worth a visit!