Six-Domed Synagogue, Girmizi Gasaba

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Located in Red Village, whose inhabitants are Mountain Jews, Six-Domed Synagogue was erected in 1888, designed by local architect Hillel Ben-Hayyim. Oriental in style, it is topped by six domes symbolising a six-day journey undertaken in the 18th century by Jews migrating to Red Village from elsewhere in the region. During the Soviet era it was repurposed as a sewing factory, but reopened for prayers in 1991. A 5-year restoration project completed in 2000 later gave the synagogue a new lease of life and cemented it as an iconic landmark in north-eastern Azerbaijan. To visit Six-Domed Synagogue and other attractions in Girmizi Gasaba, use our Girmizi Gasaba trip planner.
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  • A beautiful synagogue with a real sense of calm and peace.
  • The synagogue located on Isaak Khanukov Street in the Red Settlement of Guba region was built in 1888; the architect is Gilel ben Xaim. The six domes (the synagogue also has 6 corners) are a symbol of the residents of Gilgat neighborhood in the settlement moving around Galaduz village with the permission of Guba khan Huseynali khan for 6 days. The temple has 14 main windows. The synagogue, which is a large prayer hall, is an ancient architectural monument built in the Eastern style. The part facing the wall of worship is called aron-kadush. It is a qibla that is unique in Europe and faces Jerusalem. Its height is 7 meters. The Bible is kept in a cupboard on the wall. The windows are made of oak in the shape of a hexagonal star. Reconstruction of the synagogue began in 1995 and was completed in October 2000. In the basement of the temple, which is currently used by believers, there is a prayer hall and a kitchen for 60 people for religious ceremonies.

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