Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male

3.9
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Explore the history of the oldest religious structure in the Maldives at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), built entirely out of crushed coral in 1658. Inspect the intricate decorations carved into the coral walls and throw a coin into the small well in the courtyard for good luck. Afterwards, wander through the small graveyard at the back of the mosque, where the height of the tombstone indicates the person's social status, with round tops for women and pointed tops for men. Keep in mind that in order to enter, non-Muslims must obtain permission from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. Make Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) a part of your Male vacation plans using our Male trip itinerary planner .
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  • Friday mosque is in front of Mulee Aage (Presidents Palace). This mosque is very important to visit to see the real maldives old feel and architecture. The wood curving works, stone curving art works ...  more »
  • Think everything is coral makes goose bumps ... wood alternating between mango and coconut, obviously forbidden on Inside but only ony appreciated the historicity of this anomalous mosque!
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