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Islamic Center of Geneva

The Centre Islamique de Genève (Islamic Center of Geneva) is also known as "the Little Mosque" of Geneva. It is the oldest Islamic center in Europe, founded by the Egyptian Said Ramadan in 1965.

The Center occupies a small whitewashed house with green shutters, close to Lake Geneva in the Les Eaux-Vives neighborhood. The largest room on the lower level of the house has been converted into a mosque.

Next to the mosque is a classroom used for Arabic and Islamic lessons and for conferences, which are held on Saturday evenings. The conferences cover a variety of subjects and are open to the public. The center also has an Islamic bookstore.

Quick Facts on Islamic Center of Geneva

Site Information
Names:Islamic Center of Geneva
City:Geneva
State:Canton Geneva
Country:Switzerland
Categories:Mosques
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Geneva, Switzerland
Coordinates:46.205717° N, 6.161056° E  (view on Google Maps)
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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.

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References

  1. Centre Islamique de Genève - WCities
  2. Official website

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Article Info

Title:Islamic Center of Geneva
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:09/10/2009
Permalink:www.sacred-destinations.com/switzerland/geneva-centre-islamique
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