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Address: 2551 Massachusetts Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: +1 202-332-8343

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This is a beautiful building, truly lovely. But ladies be aware that you must not show any part of your leg, arm, or head. They have things for your to wear if you don't have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 30, 2015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mosque attracts many taxi drivers who take up neighborhood parking, litter, block driveways, and occasionally urinate in the shrubbery. The mosque itself is beautiful but needs better management to improve neighborhood relations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful mosque. Hard to find parking especially around prayers times but have to find in the streets nearby. Beautiful from inside, neat and well kept.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

You can't miss the beautiful minaret rising in the air while driving down Embassy Row on Massachusetts Ave. The Islamic Mosque and Cultural Center in DC is a beautiful house of worship for the Islamic faithful. My partner and I visited the site to take in the architecture and take a quick peak inside. Everyone we met was very friendly... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

Getting a bit worn, but the interior of this mosque is incredibly decorated in arabesque and Turkish motifs with blue tiles. Incredible arches and interior lighting and stained glass windows.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful building, truly lovely. But ladies be aware that you must not show any part of your leg, arm, or head. They have things for your to wear if you don't have enough coverage, however. It surprised me because even in the mosques in Turkey, you only need the head covering.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went here since we where in the area for the embassies (which the entire area is just beautiful with greenery, luxury cars, and buildings). This mosque caught my attention on the way down for its architecture and I made a spot by going in to check it out. It was grand. I use to go to mosques in Toronto... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2014

I like it too much. It is a peaceful and amazing. I will come back to visit it again. I recommend everybody to vist it too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I love staying here for Jummah prayer. This place is convenient for every thing. Parking are available.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

During the European Union Embassies Open House we visited the mosque. They organized a small food and souvenirs market. They had several food stalls with food from around the world, namely Pakistan, India, Sudan... We tasted samosas and a biriani from Bangladesh. Both were terrific, very tasty and cheap ($2 samosas and $5 biriani). It was a great cultural experience.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

From the outside it doesn't look like a traditional mosque. The line of flags make it look more like a government building than a mosque. Don't let that fool you. It is a beautiful mosque and worth a visit. When visiting be respectful of all rules. Women must cover their heads, All must remove their shoes before entering, be respectful... More 

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