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7 Beautiful and Unique Mosques Around the World

Islam is one of the furthest-reaching religions in the world with worshippers in all corners of the globe. For travelers always on the lookout for architectural marvels that not only stun us with design but share the stories of a region’s culture and history, we can thank Islam for hundreds of beautiful mosques around the world that graciously celebrate the relationship between light, color, and pattern.

A mosque can be identified by its distinctive features: the towering minarets from which the calls to prayer are sounded, the large courtyards often adorned with fountains, and an ornately decorated mihrab, the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca. Because you can find mosques all over the world, the regional culture is often represented in the design. This makes for some pretty unique and impressive buildings worth traveling the globe for. Here are just a handful of mosques around the world that are beautiful inside and out.

Beautiful and Unique Mosques Around the World

Have you visited any beautiful mosques or other places of worship? Share in the comments!

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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