A Beacon Of Harmony In Gibraltar: The Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque
28 November 2023
Welcome to the stunning Europa Point of Gibraltar, with stunning views to the south across to North Africa and the Rock towering above you to the North and in the foreground you’ll see the majestic Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque standing as a beacon of cultural fusion and architectural wonder. Also known as the King Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Mosque, this splendid structure is not just the southernmost mosque in Europe but also one of the most visited sites in Gibraltar.
Imagine strolling around the serene grounds of the mosque, marvelling at the intricate details of its design – a testament to the grand vision behind its construction. Costing about £5 million to build, it covers an impressive 10,602 square feet and is a significant landmark in a non-Islamic country.
As dusk falls, the mosque illuminates, creating a dramatic silhouette against the night sky, visible from miles away. This beautiful sight is a reminder of the rich blend of cultures in Gibraltar, particularly the Moroccan community that has become an integral part of the region since the late 1960s.
The whitewashed walls of the mosque symbolise peace and reflect Gibraltar’s racial and religious harmony, both past and present. It was opened in 1997 and generously built by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to serve the Moroccan workers on the Rock.
While exploring this magnificent place of worship, take a moment to appreciate its significance as a gift from the late king of Saudi Arabia and the two years of craftsmanship that went into its making.
Whether you’re drawn by spiritual curiosity or an appreciation for architectural beauty, the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque is a must-visit destination that promises to be a highlight of your Gibraltar adventure.
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