Today we’ll fly all over the planet and visit the 10 most gorgeous-looking mosques!
1. The Holy Mosque/al-Haram Mosque, Mecca
This is the largest and probably most recognizable mosque on Earth. It is also the holiest site in Islam. The Holy Mosque can accommodate up to two million people during Hajj. That’s insane, considering a regular football stadium can fit maybe a hundred thousand? It’s absolutely massive.
2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Unlike the Holy Mosque, this one can only fit about 40,000 people, but that’s still a ton. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque also looks much better, and, apparently, it has the world’s largest carpet.
3. Dome of the Rock Mosque, Jerusalem
Dome of the Rock is located in Old Jerusalem in a place the locals call the Temple Mount. The legend says that under the Dome lies the spot from where Muhammed ascended to heaven.
4. Hassan II Mosque/Grande Mosquée Hassan II, Casablanca
Wanna know why this mosque is so… vertical? There’s a powerful laser at the top, that points across the sea towards Mecca. Maybe if the Earth was flat it would work, but sadly she’s got curves, and that laser probably misses the spot. Still, the building looks amazing!