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The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg

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Address: Kamennoostrovskiy Ave. | Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 197046, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The mosque, on of the largest in Europe, was built in 1920 and is similar...

The mosque, on of the largest in Europe, was built in 1920 and is similar to the Samarkand mausoleum.

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calm n picturesque

calm n picturesque mosque , unfortunately it was closed for renovation . So cant comment on d interiors. Not a must watch but can visit as its 100 m from metro station Gorkovskaya... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

calm n picturesque mosque , unfortunately it was closed for renovation . So cant comment on d interiors. Not a must watch but can visit as its 100 m from metro station Gorkovskaya where u can get down to go to the Peter and Paul Fortress

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get to see it from the inside, but the building is gorgeous! Essentially the whole building is decorated with the mosaic - it is really something special!

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Thank maniunchik
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

it was great experience. central hotel staff Natalya guide me to this masjid . Russian peoples give the important of their old achievement's, that was amazing . once you must visit St Petersburg. especially nevsky prospect.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Visited after going to the fortress. Outside were large groups of men and ICan honestly say this was the only place in St Petersburg we felt unwelcome, Shame as would like to have seen it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The mosque is at a great location where Paul and Peter fortress is just nearby, it is also near to the Music Hall and Leningrad Zoo. During our visit we were allowed to get in and perform our prayers and the toilets are clean as well. Within 200 metres of the mosque is a halal kebab restaurant where we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

it lays close to peter and paul fortress. its massive dome and the two minarettes can be seen from far distance. an interesting contrast to all the other domes and towers of the cityscape. this historic mosque is truly beautiful. the exterior was under reconstruction this summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

The inside is both simple, and elegant - allowing for quiet reflection regardless of faith. Inside the southern part, facing Mecca, is ornately decorated with tiles forming Arabic lettering. Anyhow, it only takes a few minutes to walk spot the mosque from the Gorkaya Metro station, so really why not visit this incredibly unique piece of architecture?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The masjid is about 500 meters from the Gorkovskaya metro station. During our visit to St. Petersburg, we had a chance to do a Jum'ah prayer in this beautiful masjid. I was late and the male section is already full but my wife had a chance to pray inside it. The outside wall are all covered with this beautiful blue... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

First of all , You should know all mosques are open public. You can visit it with proper clothing on and outside of prayer times. There is no fee to enter. As this building is used for praying you should respect people while they are praying as you should do in Churches, Cathedrals, Synogogues. It was in renovation in February... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

It looks interesting, but they did not let me in. I am not sure why. It is certainly worth seeing and examining its marvellous tile work.

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