Jama Masjid Mosque

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Started in 1644 and finished in 1658, the "Friday Mosque" (the main day of prayer for Muslims), stands on a hill facing the Red Fort. The mosque's main entrance, the eastern gate, is reached by crossing the open-air market of Meena Bazaar and wending your way past a whole host of objects on sale to pilgrims and Indian tourists. A monumental staircase leads to the gate, which boasts a deep iwan (a vaulted area which acts as an entrance). Don't miss the prayer hall which is adorned with fine inscriptions from the Koran.

Useful information

Address:

110001 Delhi

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

7am-noon, 1.30pm-6.30pm (1hr variation depending on season) - closed to non-Muslim visitors during midday and evening prayers

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