Kokkoz Jami Mosque

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Kokkoz Jami Mosque

Kökköz Cami
Coordinates: 44°33′00″N 33°57′35″E / 44.54994°N 33.95964°E / 44.54994; 33.95964Coordinates: 44°33′00″N 33°57′35″E / 44.54994°N 33.95964°E / 44.54994; 33.95964
Location Sokolyne, Ukraine
Established 1910
Branch/tradition Islam
Architectural information
Architect(s) Felix Yusupov
Minaret(s) 1

The Kokkoz Jami Mosque, also known as Yusupov's Mosque, is located in the village of Sokolyne, Ukraine. In Crimean Tatar: Kokkoz means “Falcon”. The mosque was built by Prince Felix Yusupov in 1910.

History[edit]

The mosque is located in close proximity to the hunting lodge of Prince Felix Yusupov. More than a century ago, the construction of mosques in Crimea was distributed by Christians, for example, Prince Vorontsov built the mosque in Alupka.[1]

Rectangular building of Yusupov’s mosque in Kokkoz has a basilican type. The walls are decorated with inscriptions in Arabic and two circles of Lancet Windows. The roof is clay tile, a minaret stands next to the main building.

To date, the mosque has remained in very good condition and was recently renovated.

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