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Address: Abiquiu, NM
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Mosque built in 1981 by a world-renowned Egyptian architect.

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Two special sites on this visit. The narrow sandy and rocky road will lead you straight to the site of the Muslim community and their lovely mosque. Groups can arrange a tour. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Sharon T
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La Grange, Texas, United States
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aptos
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I am not sure what to say. This is not a tourist attraction. One good thing is that they let people go on their land and the area is beautiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This mosque sits in the middle of no where, near Plaza Blanca. Not much to see or do. We didn't even see any people.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Strange to find a mosque here but the history is even stranger. An enormous amount of Saudi money poured in here a few decades ago. A well known Egyptian architect designed interlocking dome structure for the school without considering the New Mexico weather. An eventual collapse of the roof (due to ice forming and thawing in the joints of the... More 

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Thank Purobi
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Did a lot of hiking in NM and it was all great. But this was a different planet with very few visitors. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat don't forget to carry water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can drive back here...be sure to get directions...and it is a different world...best rock formations we found in all of new mexico..and secluded. God bless the owners for allowing visitors to this incredibly beautiful area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had to ask for directions and it is a long winding up hill drive on gravel and rocks, but so worth it to see the beautiful Mosque in the high Abiquiu desert and the view is spectacular.

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Thank paintapicture
Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

No one was around to welcome us or provide any information. We wandered around and left. Dar al Islam is very close to Plaza Blanca.

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La Grange, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Two special sites on this visit. The narrow sandy and rocky road will lead you straight to the site of the Muslim community and their lovely mosque. Groups can arrange a tour. I think that would be very informative and enjoyable. Look for the "office" to the right of the parking lot for general directions. I found a warm welcome... More 

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1 Thank Sharon T
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We received directions that underestimated the length of the road to the turnoff at the gates (really about 3 miles). It's a gentle, easy hike even for someone with a problematic knee. Wildflowers bloomed all around us, little lizards zipped by, and birds coasted silently overhead. Totally peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Small, isolated, quietly beautiful...near the Plaza Blanca and worth a stop if you are in the area. Built by the Saudis, the mosque today is used for various programs...but all the features (including lovely tile work and the foot baths) of a larger building are here.

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