Juma Mosque

Juma Mosque, Shamakhi

Juma Mosque
4.5
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MikeLinda23
Llandudno, UK425 contributions
Very historic
Nov 2019
Much restored mosque, but now fully open and nice inside. Very historical mosque, well worth a stop on the way to Sheki
Written November 22, 2019
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ricshanshibly1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1,252 contributions
Historical Mosque
Nov 2019
Historical & old mosque in Azerbaijan. once this mosque set fire by Armenian enemies. Located in Shamakhi 1 hour drive from Baku.
Written November 21, 2019
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George L
Birmingham, UK8 contributions
Juma Mosque
Sep 2019
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.
Written November 2, 2019
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James Burton
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
Impressive
Sep 2019
This historical masterpiece is a must to visit in Azerbaijan. The building has very long and sad history
Written September 18, 2019
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dragongeorge
Barrow-in-Furness, UK1,042 contributions
A beautiful mosque
Aug 2019
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).
Written August 27, 2019
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Departure811861
Germany852 contributions
The wish to restore
Sep 2018 • Solo
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 parts. I really enjoyed taking photos there.
The Mosque has got arcades. Inside there are many decorations. I found the tiles particularly attractive. They present texts from the Holy Quran and Islamic ornaments. I am not a Muslim but I can say that the atmosphere in the Mosque was one of calm and peace, at least as long as no bus full of tourists arrived. After all, it is a house of prayer and not some busy touristic spot. I think we should all respect this aspect more. Besides, the very existence of the new Juma Mosque illustrates how proud the Azeris are of their religion and of their past, and that is another fact all foreigners should be aware of and should accept. .
Written August 18, 2019
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white j
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,624 contributions
Oldest mosque in Azerbaijan
Apr 2019 • Friends
Built in 8th Century, it is the oldest mosque in Azerbaijan, not far from Sheki. Even some part damaged long time ago, it is still very big with nice view. The meaning of "JUMA" is the Friday
Written July 26, 2019
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KPR1955
Crewe, UK1,742 contributions
Worth the time and effort
May 2019 • Solo
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 the calm and peace and look at the beautifully decorated ceilings and domes. The exterior is also very well maintained with remnants of earlier construction and lovely maintained gardens.
It is worth seeking this out as normally you would just go past it without noticing, there are no crowds or obvious indicators.
Written June 8, 2019
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Praths-BLR
Bengaluru, India653 contributions
A mosque to be on your To Visit list.
Apr 2019 • Friends
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 the interior. The grounds too are neat and clean. When I visited, there were soem renovation works being carried out.

This is defnitely a worth visit place.
Written May 23, 2019
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Salma K
Abbottabad, Pakistan219 contributions
Lovely mosque in shamakhel sherwan province in Azerbaijan
Apr 2019 • Friends
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.
Written May 21, 2019
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