|building = mosque|
|A building that was built as a mosque|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag does not indicate how the building is currently used.
How to map
In almost all cases you should also add the tags amenity=place_of_worship + religion=muslim to indicate that the building is used as a mosque (or can be so used). If the mosque is abandoned or now used for another purpose, do not add this tag.
Mistakes to avoid
Construction versus use
building=* indicates the original construction and purpose of a building, not current use. In Europe (and probably other parts of the world) many mosques are converted from houses, commercial buildings, or churches. In these cases the building=* tag should show the nature of the building. building=church + amenity=place_of_worship + religion=muslim is not nonsense!
Other religious buildings
Tags used in combination
- denomination=* (full list available at Key:denomination#Islamic_denominations)