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Abbas Mirza Mosque, Yerevan

Abbas Mirza Mosque
Աբաս Միրզայի մզկիթ
مسجد عباس میرزا
Abbas Mirzə məscidi
Illustration from 1917
Basic information
Location Yerevan, Armenia
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Islam
Rite Twelver Shia
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque (1810-1988)
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic, Iranian architecture
Completed 1810s
Minaret(s) 0

Abbas Mirza Mosque (Armenian: Աբաս Միրզայի մզկիթ Abas Mirzayi mzkit, Persian: مسجد عباس میرزا‎, Azerbaijani: Abbas Mirzə məscidi) was a nineteenth-century Shia mosque in Yerevan, Armenia. Abbas Mirza the eighteenth century, the castle was built by the mosque in Yerevan. This mosque was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century, during the reign of the last khan of Erivan Khanate Huseyn Khan. It was named Abbas Mirza Jami after the Persian crown prince Abbas Mirza, the son of Fat′h-Ali Shah. The façade of mosque was covered in green and blue glass, which reflecting Persian and Arab architectural styles. After the capture of Yerevan by the Russians, the mosque was used as an arsenal.[1][2][3][4][5] The mosque was turned into barracks after it was conquered by Russian troops.

During the Soviet era the mosque, along with Christian buildings, was derelict and currently only the frame of the mosque has been preserved.[6][7]


  1. ^ (Russian) Chopin, Historical monuments of the Armenian oblast (Исторический памятник Армянской области), p. 867
  2. ^ (Armenian) Gevont Alishan, Ayrarat (Այրարատ), p. 311
  3. ^ Harry F.B. Lynch, Armenia, travels and studies, Volume 1, Longman, green and co., 1901, Harvard University, p. 283
  4. ^ (Armenian) Yervand Shahaziz, The Old Yerevan (Հին Երևանը), pp. 34-35, 182, էջ 34—35, 182
  5. ^ (Armenian) Adam Adamyants, Topography of Yerevan (Տեղագրութիւն Երեւանի), Yerevan, 1889, pp. 38-39
  6. ^ European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) report for Armenia
  7. ^ All historical and architectural, cultural and religious buildings in the territory of the Republic of Armenia in the official Website of the Government of the Republic of Armenia
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