Gaddafi National Mosque

Overview & Features

Gaddafi National Mosque is situated at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshippers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya built the mosque as a gift to Uganda, and for the benefit of the Muslim population. Uganda has many mosques but this one is a skyscraper mosque.

The completed mosque was opened officially in June 2007 and houses the head offices of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council.

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2 Reviews

  1. Olah Marakech says:

    I particularly liked the warmth inside the mosque unlike the weather outside. It represents rich Moroccan history and culture as well as bits and pieces of Egypt…. The art inside is fantastic

  2. Anosha W says:

    amazing mosque and the best view over kampala from the roof top but you have to take the 280 steps to the top:) ask for a guide who explains a bit about the history and construction of that beautiful mosque and the various hills in kampala with the different districts. you get a better insight on the formation of kampala and for me it was useful for the orientation. it is definitely worth a visit! as a non muslim you have to pay an entrance fee of 10.000 USh. for muslims the entrance is free but as always this is also negotiable:)

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