M-30 Mosque, Madrid
The Centro Cultural Islámico (Islamic Cultural Center) in Madrid, popularly known as the Mezquita M.30 ("M-30 mosque") because it stands beside the motorway, is the largest mosque in Europe.
The mosque complex was designed by three Polish architects and financed by Saudi Arabia. King Juan Carlos I and Prince Salman ben Abdelaziz attended the opening ceremony in 1992.
What to See
The mosque is mostly modern in design, but with traditional elements such as a minaret with balcony. Made of fine white marble, it includes a college, ritual bath house, gymnasium, cafe and an Arabian restaurant called Zahara.
Quick Facts on M-30 Mosque
|Names:||Centro Cultural Islámico; M-30 Mosque; M-30 Mosque, Madrid|
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|Coordinates:||40.438529° N, 3.658082° W (view on Google Maps)|
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|Title:||M-30 Mosque, Madrid|
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