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Stunningly beautiful, relatively 'modern' mosque. Though it s origins are medieval, most of what you see is from the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. The overall result is oplent but respectful of tradition.
Dating from the 8th century, this mosque has been reconstructed several times throughout the centuries. It is a big complex and there is a lot to see.
Women need to cover their heads, men need to be modestly dressed (no shorts).
Juma Mosque looks very clean and new, sterile one might think at first glance. There is a big parking lot. From there one gets into a vast courtyard with a rosary and fountain. As it is designed like a terrace you can explore the different...More
This is a very good mosque. apparently the original was only the second to be built in the whole Caucasus area, however it has succumbed to earthquakes and battle damages throughout the ages. It has been rebuilt on many occasions.
Once inside you can feel...More
If you're headed to Sheki, I would recommend a stop in the town of Shamakhi (or Samaxi in local letters).
This is one of the largest mosque in Azerbaijan and one of the oldest as well.
The mosque offers a beautiful terrace, intricate designs on...More
It was a lovely construction.When we enyered it was snowing lightly .The exterior had big couryuards and some deep ponds on the front side.The mosque was fullu carpeted and had lovely ceilings and mosaic.
We passed by Shamakhi Juma mosque on a short trip to witness the largest mosque in Azerbaijan and one of the oldest. According to the tour guide, he said that the mosque went through series of damages due to earthquakes and now it's under renovation...More