"Fatehpuri Masjid" Agra Things to Do Tip by MM212

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  Fatehpuri Masjid, Agra, Feb 2009
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  • Fatehpuri Masjid, Agra, Feb 2009 - Agra
      Fatehpuri Masjid, Agra, Feb 2009
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  • Portico below Fatehpuri Mosque, Feb 2009 - Agra
      Portico below Fatehpuri Mosque, Feb 2009
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  • Fatehpuri Masjid, Feb 2009 - Agra
      Fatehpuri Masjid, Feb 2009
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  • Prayer hall of Fatehpuri Masjid, Feb 2009 - Agra
      Prayer hall of Fatehpuri Masjid, Feb 2009
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  • Central iwan, Feb 2009 - Agra
      Central iwan, Feb 2009
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The 17th century Fatehpuri Masjid is a Mughal-period mosque named after Fatehpuri Begum, one of Emperor Shah Jahan's wives (another mosque in Delhi also carries her name). It is located just outside the West Gate of the Taj Mahal and is built using the typical red sandstone of the period. The structure is raised on a platform and consists of a prayer hall, open to a small courtyard, and topped by one bulbous dome. Below the platform is an arched portico that may have once been used for commerce. Although small, the mosque is beautifully decorated with lattice balustrades and polyfoil arches.

Directions: Just outside the West entrance of the Taj Mahal

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