Mahammad Mosque, Baku

4.1
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Muhammad Mosque is a mosque dating to the 11th century in Baku's old city. The mosque is also known as Siniggala for the name of its minaret - Siniggala, meaning "damaged tower” because in 1723, during the Russo-Persian War, Russian warships began to bomb the city after it refused to surrender, and Russian shells struck the minaret of Muhammad Mosque and damaged it. A stormy wind then blew the Russian ships out to sea and the population interpreted this as a divine intervention to save the city. The minaret was not restored until the middle of the 19th century and remains a symbol of resistance. Arrange to visit Mahammad Mosque and other attractions in Baku using our Baku online vacation builder.
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  • You can wander past this small 11th century mosque. It is also referred to as the Sigiggala mosque, which means damaged tower. The Russians bombed the city (1722-23) and one hit the tower, and...  more »
  • So this is one of those sights that you have to "check off" your list of things to see in Baku's old city, but it's nothing special. It's interesting historically (it was built in the 11th century...  more »
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  • Nice mosque, nice water management system. Prayer muslim here.
  • The mosque is transformed to a Holy Text (Quran) Museum. The museum is quite beautiful mosque, with a good inventory of items that are displayed there. It seems the mosque-museum attract less than what is expected visitors and tourists, but it worth than you might consider. I really enjoyed visiting this museum. Recommended!

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