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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  • If you walk along the promenade-it is impossible not to notice such a bright landscape spot on the left bank of the Terek River immediately attract attention. The mosque was built with 1900-1908 gg on major investments of Azerbaijan millionaire philanthropist Mukhtarov. Women allowed to showed 2-nd floor, but I didn't even came-I had enough beauty outside. From a viewing platform long photographed tumbledown brick wall (imagined it for antiquity-is very similar!). It turned out simply retaining wall! And may all the same ancient. ...
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  • Beautiful mosque, not far from the hotel. Located on the banks of the River, along the promenade. Izobrazhjonna many magnets and souvenirs
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  • Very beautiful mosque. Would love to visit inside but did not-and did not dare to enter there, because they do not know the intricacies of the religion, I have no right. And here is the great mosque, outwardly ornament Central promenade.
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