Марджани / Mardjani Mosque, Kazan

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The Märcani Mosque, also spelled al-Marjani, Mardjani and Mardzhani is a mosque in Kazan, Russia, built in 1766-1770 by Catherine the Great's authority and on the city's population's donations.HistoryAfter several decades of persecution of the Muslims in Imperial Russia the Märcani Mosque was the first mosque built in Kazan under Russian rule. It is the oldest acting mosque in Tatarstan and it was the only mosque in Kazan that escaped closure during the Soviet period.The mosque was built in traditions of the Tatar medieval architecture combined with provincial baroque style, and it represents a typical Tatar mosque. It is believed that the architect was Vasily Kaftyrev. The mosque is situated in the Old Tatar Quarter (İske Tatar Bistäse) of Kazan at the bank of the lake Qaban.Märcani Mosque is two-storied and has two halls. The interior is designed in The Petersburg Baroque style. In 1861 merchant İ. Ğ. Yunısov donated the addition of stairs, and in 1863 he donated the extension of mihrab and the breaching of new window. In that period the mosque was called Yunısovs' mosque after his family. In 1885 merchant Z. Ğosmanov donated the renovation of the minaret. In 1887 merchants W. Ğizzätullin and M. Wälişin added the tracery balcony to the minaret.
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  • The mosque itself interesting looks. Inside, of course, modestly, but you can go (it is necessary to remove the shoes). Even in this quarter there are a number of mosques. Perhaps, it will be interesting. look at them. They, of course. similar. Probably, for connoisseurs of architecture differences in appearance more. Specifically, this mosque has more details in the decoration. Nearby Islamic College. As far as I understand, it's more important status.
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  • An ancient mosque, you can go inside. At the entrance you must take their shoes off and wear a headscarf. You can walk to the mosque.
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  • Located in a lovely area of old Tatar settlement near Lake Lower wild boar. A rather austere appearance, at least outside decorations. Here lead many tourist groups. Inside is not visited, though, can, and cost
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  • Lovely, here I had my Nekah
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  • Observe the rules of etiquette and decorum when visiting religious sites, cover your head and do not wear skirts or shorts kootkie. Here you can feel the spirit of the times. Namolennoe place. It is interesting to visit and Russian and Tatar.
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  • Conducted there, Nick liked everything. Thanks a lot to Mullah. For relatives who do not understand the Tatar it all translated. Very nicely done many pictures both outside and inside. Lots of interesting rooms. The mosque is very old and famous. Find more history here than in the restored Kul Sharif
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  • Staro-tatarskaya Sloboda was formed in 16-th century, after Ivan the terrible conquered Kazan.
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