Visit The Bibi-Heybat Mosque
The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936. The Bibi-Heybat Mosque includes the tomb of Ukeyma Khanum (a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad), and today is the spiritual centre for the Muslims of the region and one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture in Azerbaijan.
Images of The Bibi-Heybat Mosque
More about The Bibi-Heybat Mosque
It is locally known as "the mosque of Fatima", which is what Alexandre Dumas called it when he described the mosque during his visit in the 1840s. In 1994, after Azerbaijan gained its independence, former president Heydar Aliyev ordered the construction of a new building for the Bibi-Heybat Mosque at the same place where it was destroyed. The modern restored mosque is a classic example of the Shirvan architectural school having three domes, folowing the traditional corrugated, galvanised iron shape of the old mosque and two minarets. The domes are decorated with green and turquoise mirrors, which are bordered with gilded inscriptions from the Qur’an.
Guestrooms at Old City Inn Baku
There are 15 air-conditioned guestrooms, spread over 5 floors in the Old City Inn, each room having a minibar, a safe and a television with satellite channels. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. The inn is family friendly.Visit Old City Inn website