Imamzadeh (Ganja)

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Imamzadeh Mausoleum
İmamzadə türbəsi
İmamzadə türbəsi (Gəncə) 2.jpg
LocationGanja, Azerbaijan

Imamzadeh Mausoleum or Goy Imam Mosque (Azerbaijani: İmamzadə türbəsi) is located 7 km northward to Ganja. It consists of a complex including walls with entrances, small mosques and funerary monuments.[1]

Architectural features[edit]

The mausoleum is the major monument of the complex. This mausoleum shows how many mausoleums acquired cultic architectural features, losing their features of memorial monuments in the 16th-19th centuries. The mausoleum belongs to tower-cupola types of buildings.

A two-storeyed arch shaped the extension of the mausoleum, surrounding the central kernel from three sides, with a portal from the eastern part. This arch dates from the 17th century. A margin of lancet arches with rectangular frames is a peculiar feature of the extension. The mausoleum is built of square bricks.

Currently, the mausoleum is under reconstruction. More than 10,000 sq. meters of its territory is covered with asphalt and a 4,000,400 linear meter territory is covered with colorful sidewalk tiles.[2]


  1. ^ К.М. Мамед-заде (1983). Строительное Искусство Азербайджана( с древнейших времен до XIX в.). Baku: Элм. p. 234.
  2. ^ "İlham Əliyev Gəncədə "İmamzadə" dini kompleksində tikinti-bərpa işlərinin gedişi ilə tanış olmuşdur".

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Coordinates: 40°42′54″N 46°25′29″E / 40.7151°N 46.4246°E / 40.7151; 46.4246