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“A piece of history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Male
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

In a relatively modern city this is a well-preserved piece of the past.

As others have said non-Muslims can only view the outside and surrounding tombs, however even that gives you a sense of the history of the religion in the Maldives.
Perhaps some further English explanations around the site might be helpful for visitors.

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Really great for architecture lovers with coral carvings. But keep a dollar handy to pay the local who will try and usher you around for a quick buck.
The graves are amazing and the place is real quite though no shade around.

Visited February 2013
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“Make sure to dress appropriately”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This mosque was interesting but certainly doesn't compare to others in the Islamic world. I had to make sure to wear a long skirt and a tshirt so that I wouldn't offend when visiting the mosque.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Interesting for history buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

While as a non-Muslim I could only see the outside of this mosque, it was still really interesting to look at this old, beautiful mosque and the tombs outside. The lighthouse looking minaret out the front is also very interesting.

Visited November 2012
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“The only authentic mosque in Male'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Has an extremely quiet feeling. The tombs of nobles long past can be found, while the tomb of the recently late president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Nasir, is present. The garden is spectacular. However, the Pond is unclean and the water fountain, once extremely beautiful, has now fallen into disrepair.

Visited November 2012
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