Also known as Masjid-al Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu-al-A’z’am, the Grand Friday Mosque Male is also the biggest mosque in Maldives. While visiting this most remarkable architectural landmark of the country, one must reserve a one of the many Maldives spa resorts to ensure a unique experience during the visit. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is one of the most recommended Maldives resorts that will not only offer the traveller an authentic travel experience, it will also serenade the senses of the traveller with the endemic eastern charm that is unique to the country that is sure to keep one coming back for more.
Constructed by the Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar in the year of 1656, the spectacular golden dome of the mosque gleams even form a distance regardless of time and weather. Inside this dome are elaborate wood carvings and the fascinating Arabic calligraphy showcasing the height of craftsmanship, the time, effort and the amount of love and respect that has been put into building this magnificent monument. The fascinating and slender minarets, mind blowing coral engravings and tombs of national heroes and members of royalty found inside the tomb are sure to grab the visitors’ attention and is sure to keep them engaged.