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Address: Abiquiu, NM
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Description: Mosque built in 1981 by a world-renowned Egyptian architect.

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Two special sites on this visit. The narrow sandy and rocky road will lead you straight to the site of the Muslim community and their lovely mosque. Groups can arrange a tour. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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La Grange, Texas, United States
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Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

No one was around to welcome us or provide any information. We wandered around and left. Dar al Islam is very close to Plaza Blanca.

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La Grange, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Two special sites on this visit. The narrow sandy and rocky road will lead you straight to the site of the Muslim community and their lovely mosque. Groups can arrange a tour. I think that would be very informative and enjoyable. Look for the "office" to the right of the parking lot for general directions. I found a warm welcome... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We received directions that underestimated the length of the road to the turnoff at the gates (really about 3 miles). It's a gentle, easy hike even for someone with a problematic knee. Wildflowers bloomed all around us, little lizards zipped by, and birds coasted silently overhead. Totally peaceful.

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Washington DC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Small, isolated, quietly beautiful...near the Plaza Blanca and worth a stop if you are in the area. Built by the Saudis, the mosque today is used for various programs...but all the features (including lovely tile work and the foot baths) of a larger building are here.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This mosque was designed by a famous Egyptian architect, Hassan Fathy, known for his vernacular architecture. I called ahead to be sure it was open, and was assured that I was welcome to visit, but that only the mosque is open, not the other buildings. The directions on the website were helpful, as it is several miles off the main... More 

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san francisco, ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I can't tell when the mosque is open from its website. When we pulled up, the gate was down, so we parked by the road and walked in. It's about a mile walk to the mosque from the road in full sunlight (no shade), but I don't mind the sun and the scenery is breathtaking.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

I've never been to a place so beautiful. Just being in this area takes you to do a different level of peace and spirituality, Looking forward to visiting again.

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Address: Address: Abiquiu, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Abiquiu

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