The second largest mosque in Kazakhstan
Nur-Astana Mosque, is striking in its beauty and size. This place will make you feel like in an Eastern folk tale.
The size of the mosque is symbolic: the dome is 40 meters high, it symbolizes the age of the Prophet Mohammed, when one of the angels appeared to him (40 years). The height of the minaret is 63 meters - the Prophet lived exactly 63 years. The unique Quran from the Saudi Arabian government’s printing office is also kept here, as well as the Kiswah - the cloth that covers the Kaaba (the most sacred site in Islam).
Nur-Astana Mosque impresses with its solemnity and fits perfectly in the new capital of Kazakhstan, adding Eastern motifs to the unusual look of the city.