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Faisal Mosque is the mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad, the mosque features a contemporary design consisting of eight sides of concrete shell and is inspired by a Bedouin tent.
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“main hall” (19 reviews)
“saudi arabia” (24 reviews)
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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"beautiful mosque"
in 54 reviews
"main hall"
in 19 reviews
"saudi arabia"
in 24 reviews
"king faisal"
in 18 reviews
"turkish architect"
in 18 reviews
"prayer times"
in 16 reviews
"prayer hall"
in 14 reviews
"margalla hills"
in 67 reviews
"islamic architecture"
in 11 reviews
"white marble"
in 12 reviews
"largest mosque in the world"
in 8 reviews
"friday prayers"
in 6 reviews
"visit islamabad"
in 17 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 9 reviews
"must visit place"
in 16 reviews
"no doubt"
in 6 reviews
"capital city"
in 14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible architecture but unfortunately I haven’t been able to see it all as it’s impossible to get inside the mosque. It’s closed so often and when it’s open, they only allow a couple of people inside. You’ll find nobody who speaks a word of English...More

Thank TheBelgianWaffle
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The mosque of course is grand, enormous and overwhelming. My daughter wasn’t too impressed, saying that it was too “modern”. The courtyard offers a stunning view of the mosque, its tall minarets as well as the surrounding Margalla hills. Unfortunately we had gone between the...More

Thank ShoaibShawoo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow... What a beauty this mosque is. Amazing design and amazing surroundings. We Loved it each time we visited.

Thank Faiz R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Pakistan for the first time and chose this place to visit as I heard a lot about it from my friends. My husband and I visited in mid-day in April 2018. To enter the mosque, we took off shoes and rented at...More

Thank Sadia S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

faisal mosque is located in capital city islamabad,,it was made with the wishes of king faisal (saudi arabia),,,whole year people from all over the pakistan visit this mosque due to a unique structure and a comfortable location

Thank PAKISTAN M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Islamabad you cannot skip the largest mosque in Pakistan at the foot of serene Margalla Hills. The Faisal Mosque is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the Margalla Hills. This enviable location represents the mosque's...More

Thank Fawad M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mosque is the largest and one of the most beautiful mosques i have seen in Pakistan. The prayer room is huge and has a beautiful chandelier.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place when i was in my childhood. So the purpose is to show my kids one of the representation of Capital City of Pakistan (Islamabad). This place always fascinate me as the Unique Architecture in the foothills of Margala Hills. The Design...More

Thank Ali A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Faisal Mosque for the Friday prayers and the atmosphere was electric. You are only permitted to enter inside the mosque during prayer times.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Sitting amongst the beautiful hills of , capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. The place has a serene and grandiose, monumental presence. The design, architecture and surrounding beauty, over awes, the visitors. It has a unique Islamic university and prayers hall, beautifully designed and decorated. Fountains and...More

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TheBelgianWaffle
15 August 2018|
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Response from khadija m | Reviewed this property |
Also there must be people who speak English as the mosque has visitors from different countries and backgrounds
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Tom C
26 June 2018|
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Response from moodfofood | Reviewed this property |
I would say that the mosque is opened from Fajr prayers till Isha prayers and even for a greater time during national holidays. There is really not a need for a guide in the mosque's premises :))
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EXOTICLOTUS85
18 November 2017|
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Response from Ksepa | Reviewed this property |
I went inside as a tourist and a woman, alone, there were no problems at all. Just they ask to take off your shoes at the entrance as everywhere. The staff and everybody I met were very friendly, had no problem at all... More
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