Famous Barcelona Bullring May Be Morphed Into Europe’s Biggest Mosque

Published on June 25, 2014

Buh-bye Barcelona. It’s been nice knowing you. According to RT, Barcelona’s Monumental bullring is waiting approval to be turned into one of the world’s largest mosques. See below:

The Emir of Qatar has reportedly agreed to roll out €2.2 billion ($2.99 bn) to convert Barcelona’s Monumental bullring into a 40,000-capacity mosque, the biggest in Europe, by 2020, if the city council approves the project.

The building would include a 300m high minaret which may become the third largest in the world after those in Mecca and Medina, reports 20 Minutos, Spain’s most-read general newspaper, citing its sources close to the project. The mosque for Barcelona’s Muslims will also have a conference hall, a Koran study center, housing up to 300 people, and a museum of Islamic art and history.

Read more: RT.com