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Places of Worship Walking Tour in Kuwait City (Self Guided), Kuwait City

There are many houses of worship in Kuwait City. There are beautiful mosques, shrines and even a Christian church, which is an unusual site in an Arab country. This self-guided tour will help you discover Kuwait City's places of worship.
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Places of Worship Walking Tour in Kuwait City Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Walking Tour in Kuwait City
Guide Location: Kuwait » Kuwait City (See other walking tours in Kuwait City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kuwait's Grand Mosque
  • Holy Family Cathedral
  • Mosque Near the Liberation Tower
  • Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque
  • Shia Shrine
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Kuwait's Grand Mosque

1) Kuwait's Grand Mosque (must see)

Kuwait's Grand Mosque, or Al-Masjid Al-Kabir, is a breathtaking site. It is a traditional Islamic architecture with Moroccan tiles, ceramics and a courtyard with stone brought from India. At night it looks especially impressive as it is brightly illuminated.

The Grand Mosque is the largest and the official mosque in the country of Kuwait. Its area spans 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft), out of which the building itself covers 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft). The main prayer hall is 72 metres (236 ft) wide on all sides, has 21 teakwood doors, and has lighting provided by 144 windows.The dome of the mosque is 26 metres (85 ft) in diameter and 43 metres (141 ft) high, and is decorated with the Asma al-hosna, the 99 names of God. The mosque can accommodate up to 10,000 men in the main prayer hall, and up to 950 women in the separate hall for women. The mosque also contains a 350 square metres (3,800 sq ft) library of Islamic reference books and documents. To accommodate the large number of vehicles belonging to worshippers, the mosque also contains a 5-level car park underneath the eastern courtyard which can hold up to 550 cars. Construction on the mosque started in1979, and the mosque was completed in 1986.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Holy Family Cathedral

2) Holy Family Cathedral

It is unusual to see a Christian church in Kuwait, but there is one and it stands in a very prominent place. The Holy Family Cathedral is not far from Arabian Gulf Street. The cathedral was designed by an architect from Milan. It is a unique contemporary building that was erected in 1956.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mosque Near the Liberation Tower

3) Mosque Near the Liberation Tower

There is a mosque near one of the most famous landmarks in Kuwait City, the Liberation Tower. It is a small white modern construction with a tower and a dome. The Liberation Tower is the symbol of Kuwait’s liberation from the Iraqi invasion. The tower is the tallest structure in the country.
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Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque

4) Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque

Abdullah Al Mubarak Mosque is a beautiful mosque built in a traditional Muslim style. It stands majestically at the roundabout in the central part of the city. It has two towers and a dome. At night it is illuminated and presents a particularly beautiful sight.
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Shia Shrine

5) Shia Shrine

The Shia Shrine, in the center of Kuwait City, is located near Al Hamra Tower. Shia Muslims share fundamental beliefs with other Muslims, but recognize the authority of the Imams, the descendants of Muhammad.

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Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles