Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque of Lahore)

I was (again) in Lahore, Pakistan for a few months this autumn: I took the opportunity to go visit some of the major landmarks in the area. Today, I will post photos of the Badshahi Masjid (Imperial Mosque) in Lahore: It was built in 1673 by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and, for a long time, was the largest mosque in the world (now 5th). It is one of Lahore’s most famous landmarks and a major tourist attraction.

Above, the main gate seen from Hazuri Bagh, the garden in front of the mosque.

Above, inside the mosque.

Above, tomb of Allama Iqbal.

Above, minaret, with the white Samadhi of Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh in the background.

Above, Minar-e-Pakistan.

Above, Shahi Qila (Royal Fort) on the other side of Hazuri Bagh.

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