Muscat Religious Buildings Walking Tour, Muscat

Today's Muscat is a multi-confessional city with many different religious buildings, including beautiful Islamic mosques and a wonderful Protestant Church. Among the mosques, the most notable is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Follow this tour to explore Muscat's religious sites.
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Muscat Religious Buildings Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Muscat Religious Buildings Walking Tour
Guide Location: Oman » Muscat (See other walking tours in Muscat)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: leticia
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

1) Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (must see)

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the main Mosque in the Sultanate of Oman. In 1992 Sultan Qaboos directed that his country of Oman should have a Grand Mosque. A competition for its design took place in 1993 and after a site was chosen at Bausher construction commenced in 1995. Building work, which was undertaken by Carillion Alawi LLC took six years and four months.

The Mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The main musalla (prayer hall) is square (external dimensions 74.4...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Al Touba Masjid

2) Al Touba Masjid

Al Touba Masjid or Al Touba Mosque is located between the Al Azaiba and Medinat Qaboos neighborhoods. Similarly to other Muscat mosques, it represents a magnificent piece of Islamic architecture and is quite popular with both locals and...   view more
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Abu Sumer

3) Abu Sumer

Abu Sumer is a religious place where you can learn about the world's earliest known civilization and its religion. Scientists say that the Sumerians were the first to write down their beliefs. Eventually, those beliefs found reflection in Mesopotamian mythology and...   view more
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Zawawi Mosque

4) Zawawi Mosque

Zawawi Mosque is a beautiful Muscat mosque, located very close to the Natural History Museum. It is a gift to the people of Oman by the Zawawi family. The mosque represents a grand religious site with a high...   view more

Walking Tours in Muscat, Oman

Create Your Own Walk in Muscat

Create Your Own Walk in Muscat

Creating your own self-guided walk in Muscat is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour

Wadi Kabir Self-Guided Tour

Wadi Kabir is one of the Muscat’s neighborhoods. Among its attractions there are several Islamic mosques, the wonderful Wadi Kabir roundabout, an amazing amusement park, the beautiful Al Wadi Al Kabeer Park, and a famous Friday market (Suq Al Jumah). Check out the most popular sights of Wadi Kabir in the next self-guided tour!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Muscat Cultural Walking Tour

Muscat Cultural Walking Tour

The impressive cultural and historic heritage of Muscat is duly reflected in its museums. Informative and insightful, most of them are popular tourist destinations and are worth visiting. Follow this tour to the most prominent museums of Muscat.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour

Muscat's Ruwi Walking Tour

Ruwi is a commercial hub and the main business area of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Among the key attractions here is a variety of multi-confessional religious buildings, an interesting and informative National Museum, and a beautiful Clock Tower and Park. Take the following tour to discover this wonderful part of Muscat.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Muttrah Walk

Muttrah Walk

Muttrah, an administrative district within the Muscat province, is a formerly major commercial hub of Oman, boasting one of the largest harbors and sea ports in the region. The city's fish market is one of the city's main attractions. Other landmarks include the Bait al-Baranda museum, the scenic Muttrah corniche, Jama Mosque, and Souq Muttrah, a traditional bazaar. To explore the most notable sights of Muscat’s Muttrah in more detail, take this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Muscat Sights Self-Guided Tour

Muscat Sights Self-Guided Tour

Muscat is the wonderful capital city of a magnificent country which is known for picturesque beaches, beautiful mosques, historic forts, old gates, a splendid royal palace, scenic gardens, natural parks and other interesting sights. The majesty and splendor of Muscat's landmarks remind about the city's glorious past and rich culture. Check out the most popular landmarks in Muscat in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km