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Blue Mosque, Yerevan  

Mosques of Armenia


Gyok Jami or Masjed-i Kabud



Blue Mosque, Yerevan

The “Blue Mosque”, also known as the “Gyok Jami” (Masjed-i Kabud), is a mosque in Yerevan, Armenia. It was built in 1766 during the reign of Hussein Ali, the khan of Erivan (and is therefore sometimes referred to as “the mosque of Hussein Ali”). It was the largest of eight functioning mosques in Yerevan when the city was captured by Russia in 1827. The complex consisted of a main prayer room, a library, a medresse with 28 cells, all organised around a courtyard, with the overall complex occupying 7,000 square metres of land. It originally had four 24-metre high minarets – however, three of them were later demolished.

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