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This place was closed when we went by but it was definitely worth even just a walk-by. Very majestic, beautiful from all sides. If you're going to the State Museum of Political History of Russia, which is right next door, be sure to stop to...More
Marvelous-looking mosque, with amazingly rich work on the exterior and superb shades of blue.
Big downside is that entrance is not allowed for non-believers, which is a shame since I think interior is just as grand at least.
I cannot give this place more than 1 point for the reason that I wasn't let in. The man looking after the mosque informed me I can't enter because I'm not Muslim (he knew because I didn't greet him in Arabic).
This ridiculous. I've visited...More
Great Mosque of St. Petersburg is the greatest mosque in Europe outside of Turkey. The exterior architecture is one of the most beautiful ones you can see in Europe. The mosaics and colours that are used on the walls and for the Dome reflect the...More
Up close this mosque is just ugly concrete, but from a distance it resembles one of the great mosques in Samarkand. Presumably this mosque is a modern copy of what one sees in Samarkand. It's close enough to the Peter and Paul Fortress and easily...More