Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan, is considered Lahore’s most iconic landmark. It was constructed in the Mughal era in the capital city of Pakistani province of Punjab. The mosque’s construction was completed in 1673 during the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Badshahi Mosque

 

This mosque is a beautiful display of Mughal architecture. Its a two storey building with admirable prayer hall made with red sandstone and elaborately carved white marble.

The main entrance of the Badshahi Mosque is massive and it opens in a courtyard which is spread over an area of 276,000 square feet. It can accommodate up to a hundred thousand people.

The mosque has three white marbled domes, the largest one is in the centre and is flanked by two smaller domes. The interior and exterior of the building is adorned by flower patterns which were common in the Mughal architecture.

Three storey minarets are present on the corner of the mosque. Each minaret has a marble canopy on the top. There are four smaller minarets at each corner of the building.

The mosque is flooded with people during the month of Ramadhan and for Eid prayers.