Gaddafi Mosque: Tourist Place in Kampala City, Uganda
Welcome to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. The city sits on the 7 historical hills and each hill offers the scenic view of Kampala.
When you arrive in Kampala from any corner of the country you make think it is a city of only Boda Boda and Matatus, but as you stay more days in this city you will find more other interesting places to visit.
Today, our point of interest is the Gaddafi Mosque that is situated on old Kampala hill and reaching is a bit hectic as the road from the upper city pass through the business area of Boda’s, Matatus and the Arcades.
When you reach at this place on one of your day doing Kampala city tour you will have to experience most of the history of the place.
The Uganda National Mosque is a mosque located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda.
Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya commissioned the mosque as a gift to Uganda, and for the benefit of the Muslim population. Uganda has many mosques but this one is a skyscraper mosque.
The completed mosque was opened officially in June 2007 under the name Gaddafi National Mosque, and housed the head offices of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council.
It was renamed “Uganda National Mosque” in 2013 following the death of Colonel Gaddafi as the new Libyan administration was “reluctant to rehabilitate the mosque under the old name.”