Category Archives: Azerbaijani architecture

Palatial mosque in Baku

800px-Shirvanshakh_palace_old_city(baku)_azerbaijan_8-18centuries14Palatial mosque in Baku (AzerbaijaniSaray məscidi)– is a mosque of the 15th century, which is included in Shirvanshah’s palace complex in Baku.

Architecture

Plan of the mosque is rectangular. There is a small hall, small prayer room for women and serving rooms. The northern portal, rotated to a burial vault of Shirvanshahs is more solemn than the eastern one. The latter, which was coming down to underground exit, was intended for habitants of the palace. Continue reading

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Muhammad Mosque in Baku

250px-Baku_Mahammad_MosqueMuhammad Mosque in Baku (Siniggala Mosque) is the mosque built in the 11th century in Icheri SheherBaku. The mosque is also known as Siniggala, for the name of its minaret – Siniggala (“damaged tower”). The mosque acquired its second name in 1723, when military squadron of Russian army, consisting of 15 warships and led by Admiral Matyushkin approached the city from seaside and demanded its surrender. Russian warships began to bomb the city after refusal. One of the shells hit in the minaret of Muhammad Mosque and damaged it. At that time blew stormy wind and took the Russian ships away to the sea. Population of the city interpreted it as a divine scourge sent to the occupants. From that time till the middle of the 19th century minaret of the mosque wasn’t reconstructed and was the symbol of persistence and courage of defendants of the tower. Continue reading

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Gilahli Mosque in Shaki

Gilehli_mescidiGilahli Mosque (AzerbaijaniŞəkinin Giləhli məscidi) – is located in Shaki.

Architecture

This mosque is a bright example of how a domestic architecture influenced upon the architecture of quarterly mosques of Shaki, Ordubad and other cities of Azerbaijan during the 18th-19th centuries. Continue reading

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Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque

428px-Ruins_of_the_Govheraga_Mosque,_XVIII_c.Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque (AzerbaijaniAşağı Gövhar Ağa məscidi) is an Azerbaijani mosque located in ShushaKarabakh region ofAzerbaijan about 350 km from capital Baku but is currently under control of Armenian forces since the occupation of Shusha on May 8, 1992. Continue reading

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Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque

Mosque_of_ShushaYukhari Govhar Agha Mosque (AzerbaijaniYuxarı Gövhar Ağa məscidi) is an Azerbaijani mosque located in Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh. It is currently under the control of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic since the capture of Shusha on 8 May 1992. The mosque also bears the nameBoyuk Juma Mosque of Govhar Agha. Continue reading

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