Known locally as Malé Hukuru Miskiy, Malé’s Old Friday Mosque was built between 1656 and 1658 and has the capacity to host 10,700 worshippers for Friday prayers. The ghostly but peaceful cemetery in the mosque’s grounds features intricately-carved tombstones and mausoleums, with rounded headstones for females and pointy headstones for males. Fun Fact: Being the oldest standing Mosque in the Maldives, it was built using coral stones... earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a unique example of sea-culture architecture, one which displays a historic cultural tradition not found anywhere else in the World

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City Solace at Malé Friday Mosque Cemetery

Known locally as Malé Hukuru Miskiy, Malé’s Old Friday Mosque was built between 1656 and 1658 and has the capacity to host 10,700 worshippers for Friday prayers. The ghostly but peaceful cemetery in the mosque’s grounds features intricately-carved tombstones and mausoleums, with rounded headstones for females and pointy headstones for males. Fun Fact: Being the oldest standing Mosque in the Maldives, it was built using coral stones... earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list as a unique example of sea-culture architecture, one which displays a historic cultural tradition not found anywhere else in the World
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