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Imamzade Mausoleum

Baku, March 12, AZERTAC

Imamzade Mausoleum is a Muslim relic and annually receives thousands of pilgrims. The Mausoleum complex hosts a cemetery, small mosques, a caravanserai and other structures. All these were then surrounded by a brick wall. The ancient cemetery is a unique place in Azerbaijan where you can see the great number of monuments with portrait images.

The most beautiful part of the complex is the Mausoleum dome faced with bright-blue tiles. The dark-blue pattern is clearly seen on the blue background. The height of the dome is 2.7 meters, its diameter - 4.4 meters. The height of the Mausoleum itself is 12 meters.

Dating back to the 8th century, the historical monument Imamzade also known as the Blue dome, the Blue Mosque or the Blue Imam Turbeh, is one of the architectural landmarks of the city of Ganja. Ibrahim, the son of the fifth Imam Mohamed Baghir is buried here. The construction of Imamzade Turbeh dates back to the late 14th century – early 15th century. The complex is located on the ancient trade roads of the East. Throughout the centuries, Imamzade has been a holy place for Muslims of Azerbaijan and other countries. Imamzade complex was restored in the 19th century.

It has two minarets, standing 45 meters in height, two prayer halls and a pilgrimage hall.

Imamzade religious complex has an altar, which occupies an area of 220 square meters, a 1000-seat hall, Huseyniyye and Zeynebiyye prayer halls.

 

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