Glasgow Central Mosque

1 Mosque Avenue, Glasgow, G5 9TA
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18 - 19 September 2021

18 September 2021 (Open for visits 11-5; Optional tour at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30,
3:30, 4:30) 19 September 2021 (Open for visits 11-5; Optional tour at 11:30,
12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30) Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Glasgow Central
Mosque is the first purpose-built mosque in Glasgow and the largest in
Scotland. Muslims pray, learn, get married or attend funerals and non-Muslims
visit throughout the year. See how Islamic architecture and Glasgow’s
characteristic red sandstone come together in this unique building. It was
formally opened in 1984, built on a 4-acre (16,000 m2) site. The preferred
architectural design meant that the architect had to travel to Turkey and
Jeddah. The courtyard of the mosque is in keeping with the traditional
Arabesque style. It is enclosed on one of its sides by gardens and on the
other by a long facade of arched windows. The main entrance is arched with
etched glass doors of a floral design. In the courtyard, one of the most
noticeable features is the Minaret where traditionally the Muezzin recites the
call to prayer stands. The other more noticeable feature is the dome above the
main prayer hall allowing natural light into the building. The mosque combines
Islamic architecture with the characteristic Old Red Sandstone material used
to build many of Glasgow's buildings. You have the option to visit the site
and explore it for yourself, or attend a guided tour. Booking not required!
Facilities Disabled Access Disabled WC WC Refreshments
Building Date: 1984

1 Mosque Avenue, Glasgow, G5 9TA

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