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Abu Darwish Mosque

Jebel al-Ashrafiyeh, Amman, Jordan
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Ranked #12 of 26 attractions in Amman
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: This distinctive black and white mosque, built in 1961 and commissioned by the late King Hussein of Jordan and Mustafa Jakazi  is at the top of Jebel... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Beautiful Mosque. We went inside but it was during prayer time so we could only go upstairs to view the prayer area from above. Lovely well kept building.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great mosque to visit. Great view . The black and white stone make the mosque look really beautiful. There is a desert place opposite that you must try too.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Everyone must remove their shoes to enter and women must cover their hair and bodies. A shop below the mosque allows you to borrow robes to do just that. I think it is worth it to be able to see the inside. There are two buildings, one for everyone and one just for women, and I think women should go... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

holy place (Mosque) its place where you find peace and pray the building look different from the out side with two coloure black and white as a women you can't go to the mosque with out covering your hair and you need to take of your shoes before you inter its a good and a pacefull place

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al ain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

you have to hear the call to pray for the prayers at 5am ! it;s really awesom in amman it was so nuce to hear it

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Dubai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

You can take few pictures in 1 minute and that's it. There is nothing around and if you want to walk to go there by walking or back to the town by feet again it will be a big mistake - so do not let the taxi to leave you there. You are not allowed to come in. On another... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

However, unless you are Muslim (which I am) there isn't anything worth seeing inside. However worth the short taxi ride up to see this Tim Burton-esque mosque.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

you have to hear the call to pray for the prayers at 4am ! it;s really awesom in amman

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Didn't manage to get inside, because came during the 5 o'clock prayer. Anyways, from the outside is even better. There are a lot of small shops around. But you'd better go on taxi, because you'll have to go up the mountain for a long time.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Mosque of Abu Darwish was built in Jebel al-Ashrafiyeh, one of Amman’s seven hills in 1961 with a total area of 2,500 square meters, consisting of six domes and a 36 meter tall minaret. The beautiful, alternate rows of black and white stone shows a Levantine influence. More than 7,000 worshippers can be accomodated in the mosque. A small... More

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