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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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Unique little feature of Male

This was a fascinating little mosque, recently renovated , a mosque made of coral with a neat, old burial ground.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love history, old buildings, traditional craftsmanship, etc. - I knew these would be hard to find in Maldives so I didn't want to miss the opportunity in Male. My friend and I were quite conservatively dressed compared to most other tourists we saw, but we still weren't sure we'd be allowed to go in; when we saw a sign... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a fascinating little mosque, recently renovated , a mosque made of coral with a neat, old burial ground.

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Thank Alan H
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest mosque in the Maldives and it has the tombs of the most important rulers and their families here. Quite desolate after dark and may get spooky. The mosque was built during the earlier period when Islam was relatively new to Maldives and hence you see a lot of Buddhist architecture as well. It is undergoing renovation right now... More 

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Thank hetangd
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is the oldest mosque in the country, dating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone into which intricate decoration and Quranic script have been chiselled. Visitors wishing to see inside are suppoThis is the oldest mosque in the country, dating from 1656. It’s a beautiful structure made from coral stone into which intricate decoration and Quranic... More 

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Thank Gimhani B
East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Many tourists or expats working in Maldives underestimate this beautiful building or simply don't pay attention. In fact I would say this is the true historical attraction. It is made of coral blocks. I got a great chance to go inside. Now some renovation work is going on inside the mosque and people go to pray to other mosques. However,... More 

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1 Thank NKhalid7
Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

one place you must see if you are in Male Built completely of Corals with no Cement or concrete Using ancient Methods The Pillars are or Sandalwood the Story claims this was a temple prior to the King accepting Islam and eventually the King transformed this place to a Mosque

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Thank jaleel j
Kashmir, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This mosque is made of corals only and has been to withstand for more than three and a half centuries. This mosque is quite small but very well maintained. It is located just opposite to the presidential palace. There is a small well in the courtyard of the mosque where people used to throw coins for their wishes to come... More 

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1 Thank SoloKashmiri
Port Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Definitely worth a visit because of the architecture and interior design. Watch an individual making ablution with the water from the well, using a water container attached to a stick (Bamboo). Near the Presidential's palace.

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1 Thank hussein44
Male
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

what an architecture with history. stands in the middle of the Male city island and a great monument

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Thank Rosemarie A
Male
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Still looking good it's very small mosque all the time it's fully packed Whenever staying park house it's easy to come over there to prayer

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