Nizhnekamsk cathedral mosque

Location: Nizhnekamsk, Prospekt Khimikov, 59, Nizhnekamsk cathedral mosque “Dzhamig”

The Nizhnekamsk cathedral mosque is definitely a sight to behold. It is considered as the one of largest mosques in Russia and it was officially opened in 1996, precisely on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the town where it is located. The mosque’s original architectural design is unique in its own right, as it has no cupola. Instead, it has four towering minarets. The tallest of these minarets stands at 66 meters and is located at the entrance’s center. The three other minarets, which are just as impressive, are also 66 meters high, and these are accompanied by a madrasah and a classy hotel.

Inside the mosque, the decor speaks of grandeur and elegance. With over 1000 m² of carpets and marble-finished walls and steps of the main staircase, it’s not hard to see why people are in awe. The mosque is designed with three prayer halls, the largest of which is 900 m² in size, and can accommodate more than a thousand people at a time. Additionally, it has a library and a madrasah, making it a comprehensive religious complex that is worth visiting.