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“Beautiful structure and great views of the city”

Gaddafi National Mosque
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Kampala Sightseeing Tour Including Traditional Medicine
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Kampala
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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
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“Beautiful structure and great views of the city”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Definitely glad that we decided to visit the Mosque. We had an excellent tour guide that took us around. You can go to the top of the minaret and get an idea of where everything is in the city.
Women have to wear a head cover and a skirt, but this is all provided at the entrance.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have been to the Taj Mahal and found this mosque, while brand new, to be absolutely beautiful. It is well worth a visit!

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Majestic Building”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This mosque can be seen from far and looks beautiful.......Make you feels like you are in Istanbul...

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Top of Kampala”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The late Muammar Gaddafi of Libya had built many mosques in africa. I have seen 3 - one in dodoma, anzania, the other one in Kigali Rwanda and this one in Kampala Uganda. We went there in december 2012. There mosque is at one of the hills in kampala so there is already a vintage point. There is a gate where the security guard checks the car before entering the compound. There is ample car park, one side is library, conference and other is the mosque . The best part which everybody does ( i couldnt) is the minerat steps to see the kampala city view.
there is also an education centre, worth visiting.

Visited December 2012
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“The largest/biggest mosque in the subsahara”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I particularly liked the warmth inside the mosque unlike the weather outside. It represents rich Moroccan history and culture as well as bits and pieces of Egypt.... The art inside is fantastic

Visited July 2012
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