18398 марта ўқилди

It is difficult to quickly identify residential quarter mosques among the other buildings of Khiva. Because most of the mosques are built exactly like residential buildings, among them the Ak-Machit (A White Mosque) differs by the peculiarity of its layout.

15951 марта ўқилди

Juma Mosque is located in the centre of Ichan-Kala, built by khan dignitary Abdurahman Mihtar on place consecrated by tradition: the Arab geographer Maqdisi (al-Muqaddasi) mentions Khiva mosque here. The building reproduces a rare Central Asian type of archaic multicolumn mosque.

16989 марта ўқилди

There is a Djuma (Friday) mosque in the center of Ichan-kala. It was erected at the end of the eighteenth century over the ruins of previous construction. This is an original building without portals and cupolas, without galleries and yards. It is 55x46 m. One can enter the mosque from four sides. From the northern facade, facing the one of the main streets of the city the mosque faces a minaret, 52 m. high.