Kul Sharif mosque

The main mosque of the Republic of Tatarstan is the Kul Sharif mosque, which now adorns the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. The discovery took place in July 2005, was dedicated to the millennial anniversary of Kazan.

In memory of the last Imam Seid Kul Sharif, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, warrior, poet and thinker was named the mosque.

Construction Kazan attractions, which lasted for ten years, was carried out mainly through donations of individuals and various organizations. The names of these people can be found in the book, which is stored in the main hall.

The main objective of the Kul Sharif mosque, which was conceived designers aim to recreate the main mosque of the Kazan Khanate, which could not stand the pressure, the v1552 troops of Ivan the Terrible.
Visit the mosque can be simultaneously one and a half thousand people and ten to stay in the area, which is located in front of her.

Kul Sharif - a kind of complex, which in addition to the building of the mosque also include Museum of History, the room for festive wedding ceremonies and study the Imam.
The top of the structure, which is made up of eight intersecting lancet arches, decorated dome resembling Kazan hat - crown khans, a haven for which at the moment is the Moscow Kremlin Armoury. Minarets, of which four major and four minor, as before, shining silver crescent.



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