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“Monument”

Gaddafi National Mosque
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Owner description: Famously known as the "Gaddafi Mosque" The Colorful structure with its magnificent features of Art was built and designed based on a mixture of Cultures of Arab, European, and an African Touch. Built on Old Kampala Hill, which is One of Kampala City's Seven Hills. It can also be viewed from all Corners of Kampala and one cannot go without a glimpse of it. The Mosque is Open to all People regardless of their Creeds, Political affiliations, Ethnic backgrounds, Cultures and Nationalities. This majestic work of art also houses the Headquarters of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council which is the National Faith Based Umbrella Organization for all Muslims, their Organizations and Institutions in Uganda with a Core responsibility to reach out to all People at all Levels. The Mosque Complex consists of a Large Mosque Hall that is usually open to all Muslims for Friday Prayers and also for other Islamic Festivals. It can accommodate over 35,000 People. This makes it as one of the biggest Mosque in East, Central, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It also has a standard Conference Hall, Library, An Fm Radio Station, a hospital, and a University College among other Units. On arrival, report to the Tourism Information Office desk. Where you are required to pay your Entrance Fees, Ladies will be veiled as per the Islamic custom. This is a Guided Tour; hence you will be introduced to your guide who will take you around and Inside the Mosque to enjoy an Ambience of its exterior and interior. On entering the Mosque Main hall, enjoy its Architectural designs. Climbing the Tower / Minaret gives you the best view of Kampala City at 360 degrees with its original surrounding Seven Hills. The Mosque also stands on the Original Spot where British first hoisted their Flag which signified Uganda as British Colony. OFFICIAL OPENING HOURS TO TOURISTS AND RESEARCHERS; Monday - Thursday: 09:00am - 06:00Pm Friday: 09:00am - 11:30am re-Opened after the Friday Prayers from 02:00 - 06:00Pm Saturday - Sunday: 09:00am - 06:00Pm. Remains Open on Public Holidays Follow us on our Face book Page; Gaddafi Mosque Uganda Please note; All Visitors are required to respect the Islamic Regulations, Norms and Values. Thank You Management Tourism Office Uganda National Mosque
Arusha
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“Monument”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

It is the epitome of Islamic architecture in Uganda and a standing monument to an African of the North.

Visited May 2012
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“A little quiet sanctuary in the heart of Old Kampala”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

After a few tough days, it was so refreshing to turn up at the mosque. Tranquil, quiet and beautiful.

Astonishing panoramas across Kampala from the top of the mineret (sp?) and somewhere to really get away from the hustle and bustle below.

I paid 10,000 shillings ($4), and was given a personal tour, which I noticed other visitors didn't get. I was taken up the tower, and then into the mosque, where my guide showed me how Muslims pray, what they do and told me about traditional customs. He allowed me to go right up to the front of the mosque and look at the Koran and the preachers seat. It really felt special as it was just the two of us.

If you are tired of the constant drone of Kampala, this is a good deviation to get away from it, without going far.

Visited August 2012
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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“A good view of Kampala city”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

For a strategic view of Kampala city and enjoy climbing the tower, visit Gaddafi National mosque at old Kampala. you will see more than five hills of the seven ancient hills that made Kampala city.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Holly place”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I was there in the month of Ramadan, we visited one time only, reaching to the Mosque like you are passing thru big and busy market, The Engineering is good, Good View, Peace and pleasant,

Visited August 2012
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Kampala
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“what a legacy”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was built with oil money from a foreign dictator whose interest in Uganda is still unclear even after his death. I think the moslem leaders should have generated the money for the construction of a place of worship from within themselves like I have seen many christian churches do.

Visited August 2012
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