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M-30 Mosque, Madrid

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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.

History

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

Site Information
Names:Centro Cultural Islámico; M-30 Mosque; M-30 Mosque, Madrid
City:Madrid
State:Madrid
Country:Spain
Categories:Mosques
Faiths:Islam
Styles:Modern
Dates:1992
Status:active
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Madrid, Spain
Coordinates:40.438529° N, 3.658082° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of M-30 Mosque

Below is a location map and aerial view of M-30 Mosque. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. WGuides.com.

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Article Info

Title:M-30 Mosque, Madrid
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/17/2009
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