Goaldi Mosque

Mosque in Sonargaon

Built in 1519, and now virtually hidden behind thick bamboo groves and clusters of mango and jackfruit trees, the graceful, single-domed Goaldi Mosque is the most impressive of the few extant monuments of the original capital city. It's a fine example of pre-Mughal architecture and one of the country's oldest surviving mosques.

Few people know about the mosque (including some rickshaw-riders), so it’s probably best to take the lovely 15-minute walk through farmland from Painam Nagar; just keep asking for ‘Goaldi Masjid’.

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