Saturday, November 27, 2010

Faisal Mosque

The Shah Faisal Masjid in Islamabad, Pakistan, is among one of the largest mosques in the world. It is renowned for both its size and its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshippers.

Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay's designed it.

Construction of the mosque began in 1976 by National Construction of Pakistan, led by Azim Borujerdi, and was funded by the government of Saudi Arabia, at a cost of over 130 million Saudi riyals.

It is located at the end of Shaharah-e-Islamabad, putting it at one end of the city and in front of a magnificent backdrop provided by the Margalla Hills.

It is a focal point of Islamabad, and famous and recognized icon of the city.

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