Ever wanted to rule an empire? Well now you can, virtually at least. Register with Historvius and you can be the king of the castle, or the emperor of the Colosseum! Sign up now and start uploading comments and photos to historic sites you've visited. You'll get points for your activity and those with the most points on any historic site get to rule. Don't get complacent though, as any ruler knows, there's always someone waiting in the wings to usurp your crown…
- Jama Masjid
- Alt Name:
- Mughal Empire
- 1600AD - 1699AD
- Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb,
about Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid, translated as the “Friday Mosque”, is Delhi’s largest and most famous mosque. Commissioned in 1644 by the builder of the Taj Mahal, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid took fourteen years to complete.
The result was a symmetrical multi-domed masterpiece capable of holding up to 25,000 worshippers in its vast courtyard. Today, Jama Masjid is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can climb one of its two 130-foot minarets for great views of the city.
Just as empires rise and fall so do entry fees and opening hours! While we work as hard as we can to ensure the information provided here about Jama Masjid is as accurate as possible, the changing nature of certain elements mean we can't absolutely guarantee that these details won't become a thing of the past. If you know of any information on this page that needs updating you can add a comment above or now.
Address: Delhi, India
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Jama Masjid is located in Delhi in India. The nearest metro station is Chawri Bazar on the yellow line.
Entry to Jama Masjid is free, but it costs R 20 to climb the minaret (women to be accompanied by a man) and R 5 for a shoe attendant (necessary as shoes must be removed at the door).
Historvius is not responsible for the content of external sites.