Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque)

Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque)

Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque)
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Jack D
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Blue Mosque is an 18th-century Shia mosque. During the Soviet era, the mosque (like many of the churches in the city) stopped its services and housed the History Museum of Yerevan. Following Armenia's independence, the mosque was leased to the Iranian government at a nominal sum by the Armenian government. The mosque was renovated with the support of the Iranian government and again started acting as a mosque, mostly for Iranians residing in the country. It is currently the only active mosque in Armenia.

The structure is small, pretty rather than grand and welcoming albeit with strictly enforced conservative dress code for both men and women visitors with non moslems restricted to visiting the small courtyard area only. For non moslems, the courtyard with its few trees offers temporary refuge during hot summer days.
Written October 14, 2017
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laurentb
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
The Blue Mosque is a beautiful mosque part of a cultural centre restored by Iran (itself part of a nice agreement between the 2 countries, as it is Erevan's only mosque). Definitely worth a visit during your Erevan visit as the quaint rectangular rose garden with its small fountain is an absolute haven of tranquility away from the bustling Mesrop Mashtots Avenue.
Come before it gets dark for nice pictures of the dome & minaret !
Written June 5, 2016
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Mohammad Mianji
Tehran, Iran427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
The Mosque 🕌 built in 18th Century when Yerevan was ruled by Evrivan Khanate as part of Afsharid Empire of Iran , Located in Centre of Yerevan and renovated by the Iranian Embassy in Armenia .
Written November 26, 2019
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Rach B
Abu Dhabi42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
This mosque is difficult to find and is actually not worth going out of your way to see. It is beautiful, blue, interesting mosaic tile work and nice but that's where it ends. Its quite small and there is nothing clearly explaining anything about the mosque. If you have time to kill, then go here for a visit, otherwise you won't miss much.
Written August 7, 2017
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Wander54601261115
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Of course this mosque was built in Persian era of the region but it's not Persian. This is a trick to erase Azeri history. Thomas de Waal writes in Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War page 80:

"That the Armenians could erase an Azerbaijani mosque inside their capital city was made easier by a linguistic sleight of hand: the Azerbaijanis of Armenia can be more easily written out of history because the name “Azeri” or “Azerbaijani” was not in common usage before the twentieth century. In the premodern era, these people were generally referred to as “Tartars,” “Turks,” or simply “Muslims.” Yet they were neither Persians nor Turks; they were Turkic-speaking Shiite subjects of the Safavid Dynasty of the Iranian Empire—in other words, the ancestors of people whom we would now call “Azerbaijanis.” So when the Armenians refer to the “Persian mosque” in Yerevan, that name obscures the fact that most of the worshippers there, when it was built in the 1760s, would have been, in effect, Azerbaijanis."

Azerbaijan and Iran (Persia) are two separate political identities. And this mosque was built by Azeris of Yerevan for Azeris of Yerevan.

The same way Saint Gregory the Illuminator Church in Baku which was built in 1869 (Russian era) is not a Russian church but an Armenian church because it was built by Armenians of Baku for Armenians of Baku and Armenia and Russia are two separate political identities.
Written September 1, 2019
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Hesam_Dehghani
Los Angeles, CA365 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This is the only mosque in Yerevan. It is in Perian/Iranian style and although it's rather small (compared to the ones in Islamic countries), but it's still worth visiting.

It is in a little bit out of the city center but it's in walking distance to Parajanov Museum. So, if you plan to visit that museum (which is a must-see in Yerevan), then you can walk down to the first intersection and turn left. The Saint Sarkis Cathedral is also located on the right side of this intersection.
Written January 8, 2018
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Abdulla H
St. Catharines, Canada86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This Mosque is famously called "Blue Mosque". It is situated in the centre of the city on main Mashtots Avenue.

There is no entrance fee and once inside the courtyard, the mosque is very large with two beautiful domes opposite to each other. In the centre there is fountain and well laid landscaping decorated with plants, roses and trees. The prayer area is under one of the domes. The conference room is under the other dome. Then there are offices and libraries inside the court. Overall a very tranquil place.

It is said the there were 264 mosques in Armenia at one time. During the rule of Russia, 263 mosques were destroyed. This Blue Mosque survived on a plea by Iran to Russian authorities who agreed and the mosque survived. One would also see the head staue of Iranian leader of the early 1980s by name of Ayatullah Khomeini.

This mosque is highly recommended as it is the only mosque in Armenia.
Written December 22, 2017
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aka_Pushkin
299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Not overly pretentious or kept, this little Persian mosque is hidden inside a residential area with its back side fully surrounded by the typical Soviet block buildings. It is a shame, as the mosque itself is pleasant and has a small quiet garden in front of it. With zero visitors - it's a nice escape from the overly loud and dusty city center.

Don't expect to find a lot to do there, but it would be a pleasant spot to have a seat with a book, or something like that.
Written August 27, 2017
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Masis K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
Could not enter due to the dress code asking ladies to cover their hair and full body and gents to not wear a short above their knees (which was my case), so if you are interested to go make sure to have the right cloths on.
Written August 17, 2017
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RafAhm7
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Blue Mosque is an 18th-century Shia mosque in Yerevan, Armenia. It was commissioned by Huseyn Ali Khan, the khan of Erivan. It is one of the oldest extant structures in central Yerevan and the most significant structure of the Iranian period. It was the largest of the eight mosques of Yerevan in the 19th century and is today the only active mosque in Armenia.
Written December 9, 2019
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