The Madrid Central Mosque or Abu-Bakr Mosque is a building located in Cuatro Caminos neighborhood of Tetuán district. During its construction, its proximity to Estrecho metro station gave birth to the popular name of the Strait Mosque.HistoryAfter its dedication as Waqf land, it still took years to collect enough individual donations to construct the mosque. Finally opened in 1988, it became the first mosque in the capital since the end of the Islamic occupation in 1085.Designed by the architect Juan Mora, it is the headquarters of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain and the Islamic Community of Madrid. Abu-Bakr Mosque has a cooperation agreement in force with the Community of Madrid, and with the State through the Islamic Commission of Spain.DescriptionThe building, spread over four floors, has in addition to the mosque and offices, a nursery, a school, a library, an auditorium and a shop. It performs worship, charitable, educational, cultural and social functions, having signed an agreement with Al-Azhar University for the training and provision of imams.Plan to visit Mezquita de Madrid during your Madrid vacation using our convenient Madrid trip itinerary site .
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Cuando vas por la M30, es uno de los edificios que más destaca y esta vez quería verla por dentro. Según ves la mezquita de frente, la entrada está por la derecha, hay una garita de seguridad y el enc... more »When you're on the M30, is one of the buildings that stands out and this time I wanted to see it on the inside. According to see the mosque's front, the entrance is on the right, there is a security checkpoint and Manager has indicated to me where was the mosque, because it is very large. They have a restaurant on the floor - 2, a cafe - 1 believe, the mosque on the ground floor, with many toilets, exhibitions around the courtyard, that deal with the Quran and related topics, and a library on the upper floor. The truth is that I felt very comfortable shoes I, leave shoes at the box office entrance and walk barefoot, gives great peace. Admission is free, even is open during hours of prayer and is necessary to cover the hair with a tissue (they have to pay, should not be available one there).
Tuve oportunidad de ir en una visita guiada y me sorprendió. Edificio hecho en mármol, aunque no tiene mucha ornamentación, es bonita. Además ,puedes comer dentro por poco dinero. more »I had opportunity to go on a guided tour and I was surprised. Building done in marble, though it has much ornamentation, is beautiful. In addition, you can eat inside for little money.
Islamic center having mosque first floor, accessible easily by mteto 6 circular from Cuatro Caminos
We are travellers (musafir) who come to pray Fajr but the people there doesnt allow us to enter the mosque. Quite sad cause there are 3 people but they all ignore us. It's a shame for a Muslim community :(
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