We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Male
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
56 visitor photos
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Holywell, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A worthwhile visit when in Male. Learn about the origins of the Mosque and see the construction out of white coral

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Rustic old mosque. Although it was small but it was interesting. Apparently made of corals and wood. Graveyard was haphazard but tombstones were different. However there was not much information available and you cannot enter the mosque unless at certain hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
299 reviews 299 reviews
235 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hukuru Miskiy or the Malé Friday Mosque is old mosque located in the city of Malé. The mosque was originally constructed in 1658 under of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar in two years time.Material used , is coral stones.An ancient Moslem cemetary surrounded this mosque.We just observed from the outside because we're not sure ,if we could go in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alice Springs, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I really enjoyed looking at this mosque and our guide was a wealth of information. The hand carving on the walls were intriguing and loved the well. Even the cemetery was interesting as our guide told us many stories which made the visit really thought provoking. A lovely experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This large Mosque, built I believe with foreign money, is pleasantly quiet and spiritual when almost empty outside prayer hours. I find the Call to Prayer quite beautiful and love to stop and listen whenever I am in a Moslem nation. Don't forget to remove your shoes aty the doort or gate if you wish to enter.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kathmandu, Nepal
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A old mosque representing the history of Islam in Maldives. Made by Lime Stone & Wood Hand Curved with Art that you will never see anywhere else. The Atmosphere around give you a fresh breeze to the past.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

its a small mosque not justified in pictures; you have to look with the naked eye & touch the walls to appreciate it. However, its design is not that of a typical mosque of that era as well as the rows drawn for prayers were oblique which baffled me

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

According to our guide, this dates back about 400 years. Out there is a water well used for washing before prayers and there was on the floor a jug at the end of a long pole used to draw water. Interesting and again worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The structure is old with traces of Buddhist architecture. There was a prayer going on and hence i didn't get the chance of entering the mosque.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Port Dickson
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hukuru Miskiiy is a mystical old mosque with fascinatingly intricate coral stone carving which I have never seen before. The low roofed mosque is still active and you need to dress accordingly to enter the mosque. I hope it will be kept intact be declared ad a World Heritage. Anybody visits Maldives should not miss this mosque and see art... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) also viewed

Male, North Male Atoll
Male, North Male Atoll
Male, North Male Atoll
Male, North Male Atoll

Been to Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing