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Jama Masjid

Delhi, Delhi, India

About Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid, translated as the “Friday Mosque”, is Delhi’s largest and most famous mosque. Commissioned in 1644 by the builder of the Taj Mahal, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid took fourteen years to complete.

The result was a symmetrical multi-domed masterpiece capable of holding up to 25,000 worshippers in its vast courtyard. Today, Jama Masjid is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can climb one of its two 130-foot minarets for great views of the city.