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Khan's Mosque, Kasimov

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Khan's Mosque in Kasimov is the oldest mosque in Central Russia. It dates from the Qasim Khanate of the 15th and 16th centuries. According to Kadir Ali, the brick mosque was built by Shahghali at some point in the mid-16th century. Others believe that the mosque goes back to the reign of Qasim Khan. The original building was torn down at the behest of Peter the Great in 1702, but its wide stone minaret survives.The existing mosque was erected next to the old minaret in 1768. The local Tatar nobles had a second storey added in 1835. A little closer to the Oka River is another local landmark, Shahghali's Mausoleum from the mid-16th century. The Khan's Mosque has been designated a public museum since the 1930s.The minimalist design of the minaret, with its unadorned walls, reminds of that of the famous Guangta Minaret of Huaisheng Mosque in Guangzhou, in South China.
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  • In the building of the mosque formerly Regional Museum of the city of Kasimov. At the moment in the building of the mosque are the Museum's holdings. There is an opportunity to climb the Minaret, but only in the summer.
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  • The main medieval monument and city business card 15-century mosque with a high minaret, near the mausoleum of Khan 16 century. At first glance, and not think that this structure-a monument of history.
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  • On the first of may 2016 was closed all tightly, including the minaret. Therefore, to predict whether opened at least it into your visit, very difficult. Although you can try to call in the local Museum, which sits on it like a dog in the manger.
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