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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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Historic Mosque

This historic mosque dating back to the 1600's still operates today. It is a magnificent old building carved out of coral stone. The mosque has an ancient cemetery in its grounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Forster, Australia
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Forster, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historic mosque dating back to the 1600's still operates today. It is a magnificent old building carved out of coral stone. The mosque has an ancient cemetery in its grounds and is surrounded by a simple garden.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Male does not have many historical sites and the Old Griday Mosque clearly is the most important. Dating back to 1656 this still operating mosque is delicately carved out of old coral stone with some beautiful and intricate designs. Unfortunately, the building gets somewhat lost underneath the corrugated steel structure which was installed to protect the mosque from the elements... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The history exuding from this place is amazing - would be helpful if we knew if we could go inside. When i went most people just took photos of the very old graves in the back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the oldest mosque in male, well preserved, made up of Coral as i was told by the locals, serene, peaceful atmosphere, grave yard of the Martyrs , old minaret is also nearby

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Sepang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the oldest mosque in male'. Made in 17th century, it's still look strong. Outside the mosque area there is an old mineret, a tower to call muslims for prayer. It is a must visit place when you come to male'.

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Male
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A must visit if you are in the capital city Male', The site has a 17th century cemetery of sultans and important figures adjacent to it. The site also has a coral stone minaret. It was built about 350 years ago. The interior of the mosque contains one of the most important woodcarvings and laquerwork in the country.

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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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

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Louisville, USA
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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.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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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.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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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.

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