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Baylar Mosque- pearl of Azerbaijan’s religious constructions

Baku, April 7, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Baylar Mosque is another bright example of the country’s ancient and rich architectural traditions.

Built in 1895, in the near of the Complex of the Palace of Shirvanshahs, the Baylar Mosque laid the foundations of new architectural researches of religious constructions subjected to protection of the local architectural traditions.

The sons of Mohammad Hashim Al Bakuvi- Haji–baba and Haji Javad, prominent Azerbaijani oil magnate and millionaire Murtuza Mukhtarov, calligrapher Ibrahim Shirvani, as well as architects Mir Ali an-Naghi, Mir Taghi and Seyid Husseyn have all played a key role in the construction of the Mosque.

Its interior consists of vestibule, chapel and chancel of specially underlined type of masonry and having a decorative expression form. Baylar mosque embodies the constructive principles of European, Eastern and local architecture.

The Mosque was successfully restored by the renowned Austrian restorer Erich Pummer between 2014 and 2015. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration ceremony of the Mosque on December 24, 2016.

 

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