Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque

XVIII century’s essential architectural monument. İnventory number: 344

It is an architectural monument of the 18th century, also known as a Friday mosque. There was a mosque built here back in 1752, the year when the city was founded on the initiative of Panahali Khan. Later, in 1769, a beautiful mosque building with two minarets was erected instead of that mosque. According to some reports, this mosque was reconstructed at the beginning of the 19th century. The paintings of that mosque were created by the famous artist and traveler Vereshagin. In 1883, the mosque was restored to its present appearance at the expense of Govhar Agha Javanshir, daughter of Karabakh Khan II Ibrahimkhalil Khan, Azerbaijani poet and philanthropist. For this reason, the name of the mosque is closely connected to the poetess. During the occupation, the minarets of the mosque were fired from grenades, an attempt was made to demolish the building itself using explosives, which severely damaged the beams and made the mosque remain dilapidated for nearly three decades. After the liberation, the mosque was completely restored.

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