Nur Gasyr Regional Mosque
Nur Gasyr has an important spiritual significance and is an architectural landmark of the city of Aktobe.
Nur Gasyr Mosque, founded in 2008, is the central mosque of the city of Aktobe. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Kazakhstan and Russian Governments. The money for the mosque construction was raised by citizens in four years' time. The project of the Nur Gasyr Mosque was developed by Aivar Sattarov, the famous architect of the Kazan Central Mosque.
This is a square building with four 63-meter-high minarets in its corners. The magnificent dome, 40 meters high, is decorated with gilding. Inside the mosque there is a spacious hall, which can hold 3,000 visitors. The women's hall, which accomodates about 500 people, is located on the second floor above the main hall.