Mukhtarov Mosque (Sunnitskaya), Vladikavkaz

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The Sunni Mosque or the Mukhtarov Mosque is a historic mosque on the left bank of the Terek River in Vladikavkaz. The mosque owes its name to the Azerbaijani millionaire Murtuza Mukhtarov who financed its construction in 1900-1908. The architect Józef Plośko was inspired by Al-Azhar and other mosques of Cairo. Plośko was also the architect of Mukhtarov Palace in Baku. The mosque serves the Ossetian Muslim minority.The Sunni Mosque is known for its picturesque setting against the dramatic backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains. It also used to serve the Ingush residents of Vladikavkaz before they were expelled from North Ossetia in the 1990s. The mosque has been protected as a historic landmark since 1934. In 1996, it was badly damaged by an explosion and later restored.
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  • We went there and there was a service. My boyfriend went inside. Only men inside. So we figured women cannot go there, at least not during a service. If it's accessible for women during normal opening...  more »
  • Beautiful, historic mosque of the bank of the Terek River in Vladikavkaz. Because of it's setting, location and architecture it is great for photographs also, especially on a clear day with the Caucas...  more »
  • Inside, the outside is very beautiful, passing by zacepish'sja necessarily look no more! You can see that the building not long ago, restored and looks like new, and not as build 1902 year!
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