Islamic Center

Mosque in Upper Northwest DC

Topped with a 160ft minaret, this pale limestone structure on Embassy Row is the national mosque for American Muslims and dates from 1957. Inside, the mosque glows with bright floral tiling, thick Persian rugs and gilt-trimmed ceilings detailed with more Quranic verse. Visitors may enter but must remove their shoes before doing so and women must cover their hair with a scarf.

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