Jama Masjid, Lucknow

Jama Masjid, Lucknow (must see)

Located in the center of the old city, Jama Masjid is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in India. It was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah. The mosque is designed in a harmonious combination of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. It’s built out of yellow sandstone and lakhauri (special small size bricks). The uniqueness of the building lies in the fact that its 15 domes stand on 260 pillars. All the mosque decorations have deep cultural and religious meaning. Since the very day of its construction, the Jama Masjid has become a significant place of worship.

Please note, that non-Muslims are not allowed inside of the mosque during prayer hours. And when entering the mosque visitors need to remove their shoes.

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Jama Masjid on Map

Sight Name: Jama Masjid
Sight Location: Lucknow, India (See walking tours in Lucknow)
Sight Type: Religious
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