The Central Mosque of Almaty, Almaty

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A landmark of the former capital, The Central Mosque of Almaty stands out as the biggest mosque in Kazakhstan, capable of accommodating up to 7,000 people. Completed in 1999, this marble-plated structure built in a Timurid style of architecture features a 36 m (118 ft) tall gilt dome surrounded by four small minarets and a 47 m (154 ft) tall main minaret. An impressive entrance gate adorned with blue tiles leads into a spacious hall, decorated with verses from the Qur’an in Ottoman Arabica style. Located in the downtown area near a bazaar, the mosque covers 0.95 ha (2.3 ac), creating a pleasant atmosphere in which to walk. With our custom trip planner, Almaty attractions like The Central Mosque of Almaty can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This dome of this masque is decorated with verses from the Koran and we were surprised to be invited to look around the mosque despite not being of the faith.  more »
  • We made a quick stop here while we were visiting sites nearby. It is a large mosque in the middle of the city and while we were there, we heard the call to prayer. It is worth a look if you are in.....  more »
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  • Perfect lovely place
  • This place is beautiful from the outside. I wasn't sure what to do to enter the mosque, but it sounded like there was a service, so I stayed out, not being a Muslim and wanting to respect service attendees. Beautiful gold domes.
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