060608


Roma Capitale
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Address

Address: Viale Della Moschea, 85
Zone: Quartiere Parioli (Roma nord)
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Contacts

Telephone: +39 06 8082258
Fax: +39 06 8079515

Opening times

Wednesday and Saturday 9am-11.30am

Notes: Groups are required to book by fax 06 8079515.
The access to the Mosque is permitted to people respecting the Islamic dress code.
Visits are suspended in August, during the Ramadan and on occasion of Italian and Islamic holidays.

Description

The Mosque of Rome , inaugurated in 1995, is one of the biggest in Europe. It is an very important reference point for Muslims living in the Capital.

Built to a design by the architects Portoghesi, Gigliotti and Moussawi, it is located at the foothills of Monti Parioli and perfectly integrated with the surrounding vegetation.

The structure spreads out for 30,000 m². the inside is characterized by a large pray hall that evokes the image of a forest due  to the tri-stemmed columns that imitate the feature of the trees. The Mosque, also considered Italy’s most  prestigious Islamic center, is not only a site for pray for Muslims on Fridays and during the Ramadan period, but also a place where to celebrate Islam rites weddings, where to accept conversions and where to give assistance to relatives of the Muslims who die in Italy, both to organize their funerals and to return their remains to their own Country.

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Last checked: 2016-10-17 16:46