Sınıq Qala Mosque

Sınıq Qala Mosque

A masterpiece built by the mosque has built a two-storey, one-minaret mosque building with its unique spatial structure. Six layers covered with shelter, a gate in the south facade and a rectangular layout with two small window eyes. Its well-drilled well, some archaeological materials, dated to the end of the Ancient Period and the Middle Ages. It should  noted that, in the initial investigations, the fact that the Mohammed Mosque rebuilt on a more ancient building – the fire registered.

The upstairs saloon (plot 40 sq. M) repeats the bottom layer according to the layout and engineering solution. There is a small window on the front of the cabin facing the narrow door, with a small window pane extending inside each side of the side. In the center of the southern wall, a large window opened with the altar of altar. For this reason, the Mosque of the Mosque of Mosque illuminated with a sharp-covered prayer room.

One of the main principles of the Shirvan-Absheron architectural school is the presence of the union. And it looks between the inside and outside buildings and the mosque of Mohammed. Despite the small size of the architect, the architect’s structure is indivisible and has not completely solved. Instead, he tried to create a dynamic spatial structure, taking full advantage of the functional range in the building. Although there is a certain primacy in the intricacies of the content, it has also featured not only the design of the monument but also the spatial structure. The composition of the Mohammed mosque creates the plasticity and mutual harmony of this indefinitely closed mass. The logical and free layout of the architectural masses, as well as the masonry’s work on half-stones, gave a rich light-shadow effect and sculptural artistry.


By the way the minaret of the mosque is cylindrical, and it goes upward. According to experts, they used as a monument in the minaret for their position. Large stalactites surrounding the upper part of the minaret do not only play the role of decorative element, but also maintain a stone horizontally with a constructive character. Beautiful geometrical ornaments have laid on the stucco stones. It is assumed that the minaret was built in the 11th century.

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  1. Georgie Kaladze says:

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