The Blue Mosque "Gök Jami" - YerevanThe Blue Mosque "Gök Jami" - Yerevan

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The Yerevan region had been under the control of various Muslim rulers since the incursions of Timur in the 14th century. In the 18th century, after it had been taken from the Ottoman empire, it had been a province of Iran, before it fell to the Russian empire in 1827.

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For the mosque's construction, various dates from the mid-18th century are cited in literature.

The building consisted of the main prayer hall, a library, and a madrasa with 28 cells, all organised around a courtyard, with the overall complex occupying 7,000 square metres of land. There is a single minaret at the main portal.

Due to the secularist policies of the Soviet government, religious services at the Blue Mosque were stopped and in 1931 it was used to house the Museum of the City of Yerevan.[5] In the latter half of the 1990s the mosque underwent a heavy restoration, funded by Iran, that has been criticised for being aesthetically damaging.[6] Islamic religious services have now resumed within the Blue Mosque, which is the only operating mosque in Yerevan. The Museum of the City of Yerevan is now housed in a purpose-built building on another site.

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Walking from the main place (center)

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1 hour