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By-gone architecture

One of the oldest mosque at Male'. This is build using carved coral boulders. The grounds of this... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Aishath S
,
Male
Must visit place

Easy to access this place and very close to the presidents jetty. Can travel alone within few... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Suchithra P
,
Panadura, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

One of the oldest mosque at Male'. This is build using carved coral boulders. The grounds of this mosque were used as burial place for kings.

Thank Aishath S
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Easy to access this place and very close to the presidents jetty. Can travel alone within few minute. By walking around you could see some other interesting places too. Can get photos in and around.

Thank Suchithra P
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Old Friday Mosque dates back to some 400 years and has an architecture inspired by Buddhist monasteries and worship places. You will have to take your shoes off before entering. It is very dark from the inside, lit only by some energy saving bulbs....More

Thank ZillNiazi
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

There is a board outside the mosque saying that non Muslims should take permission before entering the mosque.

Thank rajeshrappal
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The first time I went to the Maldives I went only to the resort and completely ignored Male itself. Ever since I had felt guilty about this because after all when you go to a country and visit only the resort you are in a...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

It was a very cool thing to see as the whole mosque is build from just corals, we were able to see inside just from the doors as a non Muslim person cant go in. But it was a really nice thing to see. On...More

Thank arianaz655
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a mosque that was made out of pure coral, I was taken on a personal tour of the city and stopped by this place. It's truly amazing that they were able to carve this building literally out of coral.

Thank F1matcham
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

An old mosque build from corals , nice artitect cement free it's quite and close to city center good to pass by and have some rest before completing city tour

Thank Abdurahman A
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Interesting heritage. Only mosque in the world made by coral bricks (i think) must see if you like old buildings. Still under renovation but muslims can still pray inside

Thank Mohd Arif M
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A must see for tourists, because the mosque has all the interiors and preserves carvings of the earliest days of Maldivian history.

Thank Riffath W
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Ailsa D
8 February 2017|
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Response from Hykal M | Reviewed this property |
Male' is small enough to walk around. You will likely get off the main jetty , walk around the republic square, the main mosque and local market . Walk in wards to where the tourist shops are. and then to the friday mosque... More
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Najiah77
16 January 2017|
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Response from hmansoor | Reviewed this property |
i wouldnt recommend in male....you rather should stay in maafushi and take a ferry ride to do a day tour....male is not worth staying. if you are coming to maldives you are.not going there to see the crowded streets...you... More
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