Friday Mosque

Friday Mosque, Herat

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Friday Mosque
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Amy C
20 contributions
Must visit if in Herat!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Travel in Afghanistan is a bit of a challenge for a Western woman but Herat is safer than most areas so I was able to wander just a bit. The Mosque is stunning. If you are able to go, make sure to visit the ceramists who are working by hand to repair the 900 year old Mosque. They are so excited when someone is interested and will give you the tour of their work, straight down the the kilns. They are making tiles just like they were made centuries ago and it's fascinating!
Written 10 May 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,066 contributions
Beautiful and holy place
May 2019 • Solo
Firstly I want to tell to all TripAdvisor users, this is not Friday Mosque (someone add wrong name). Name of this Mosque is The Great Jamie Masjid.
Very beautiful holy place in heart of Herat city. At the moment, they starting to restáurate some parts of walls with traditional methods.
Written 7 May 2019
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FrenchTraveller001
Paris, France738 contributions
An amazing mosque with exceptional tilework
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is definetely the most beautiful mosque in Herat, with subtle tilework decoration. Tile-maker craftsmen work restore the tiles in a traditional way. Even Lonely Planet Traveler published an article about their work. Do go there at sunrise, the reflexion is amazing.
Written 20 April 2019
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Safa Daneshvar
Tehran, Iran109 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful !
Feb 2019 • Solo
Clean and nice for photography. It’s a big place. You should take of your shoes entering to the yard.
Written 31 March 2019
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ahrasul
arlington, texas90 contributions
Friday Prayer
Dec 2018 • Friends
Some friends took me there for Friday Prayer 🙏🏻. The Mosque 🕌 is not all that beautiful but the The serman is definitely gets you moving. Definitely it should be a place to visit.
Written 7 January 2019
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waheed5960
Kabul, Afghanistan57 contributions
very good
Aug 2018 • Friends
The Friday Mosque is located in center of city. The people pray the friday prayer in this Moque. I also several times.
Written 2 December 2018
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Jolie R
Athlone, Ireland68 contributions
Beautiful tile work
Sep 2018 • Friends
The mosque is brilliant, beautiful, open, light... Timurid tile work (while stunning) overlays some incredible Ghurid artistry so be sure to see the section of walls where the Timur tiles have been removed. The Ghurid work is mind blowing. And, visit the tile makers. It's a dying art that will make you cry.
Written 27 September 2018
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Reza P
11 contributions
Unseen Afghanistan
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Jama Masjid of Herat (مسجد جمعه هرات), also known as the Masjid-i Jami' of Herat,[1]and the Great Mosque of Herat[1] is a mosque in the city of Herat, in the Herat Province of north-western Afghanistan. It was built by Ghurids, the famous Sultan Ghayas-ud-Din Ghori, who laid its foundation in 1200 AD, and later extended by several rulers as Herat changed rulers down the centuries from the Timurids, to the Safavids, to the Mughals and the Uzbeks, all of whom supported the mosque. Though many of the glazed tiles have been replaced during subsequent periods, the Great Mosque in Herat was given its present form during the closing years of the fifteenth century
Written 6 April 2018
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Azin D
Sacramento, CA93 contributions
Architectural treasure in Herat
Dec 2017 • Business
This place is not only historical but beautiful just to stare at, to take pictures, to see how peaceful people interact with each other. Being a bystander you can just watch the beauty, the culture, the real live arts that surround you. Every hall and entrance is magical. The blue and green colors come alive on the beige mud color background and you see years of art and history in front of your eyes. I recommend not visiting on fridays as it gets extremely crowded for friday prayer. A lot to see and taken take a good camera and if like me a selfie stick. Outside you are surrounded by taxis, rikshahs, sellers of every type of fruit, veggies, goods, & garments. Kafaya type shawls in every color for souveniers are around 250 Afg around $5 and prayer beads range in price and color.
Written 26 December 2017
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Jyoti M
New Delhi, India28 contributions
The Bluest Mosque
Sep 2016 • Business
The stunningly beautiful mosque is amongst the most beautiful mosques in the world and a manifestation of the diversity of Islam. Its gorgeous blue and green and maroon and yellow tiles are unique. At the back is a tile-making workshop, where I bought a tile for a reasonable price. At the entrance to the complex sit perfume-sellers, photographers, herb-sellers and dry fruit merchants. Herat is one of the oldest cities in the world and if you walk around the Blue Mosque area you would never think that the Taliban are lurking only a few score miles away... One of my most favourite towns.
Written 2 February 2017
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