Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

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(added few years ago!)

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir built the Badshahi mosque during his rule from 1658 to 1707.

It is one of the many significant architectural monuments/landmark in Lahore.
The mosque is a major tourist attraction along with Lahore fort which is adjacent to Badshahi Mosque
The prominence of the mosque in the imperial vision was such that it was constructed just a few hundred meters to the west of Lahore Fort.
A special gate facing the mosque was added to the fort and designated the Alamgiri gate.

The mosque construction is a a beautiful mixture of Islamic, Persian, Central Asian, and Indian architecture. Its foundation and structure is built with bricks and compacted clay, then covered with red sand stone tiles brought from stone quarry near Jaipur in Rajasthan. The main prayer hall is decorated with fresco work, stucco tracery, and inlay marble. The exterior is decorated with stone carving and inlay marble on red sand stone. Three beautiful and large domes as well as the tops of minarets are covered with Wight marble. Minarets on all four corners are 53.75 meters in height and 20 meters in circumference.

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