Batumi Mosque

The Batumi Mosque (Georgian: ბათუმის მეჩეთი, batumis mecheti, orta jame[1]) is a mosque in Batumi, Adjara, Georgia, which is a home to a sizable Muslim community. It was commissioned by the family of Aslan Beg (the equivalent of duke) Khimshiashvili, a Muslim Georgian nobleman in 1886.[2] The walls of the mosque were painted by the Laz brothers. The mosque is popularly known as the "Jamia in the middle" ("ორთა ჯამე", orta jame) for it once stood in between two other mosques which have not survived.[3]

Batumi Mosque
ბათუმის მეჩეთი
Batumi Mosque.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationBatumi, Adjara, Georgia
Batumi Mosque is located in Adjara
Batumi Mosque
Shown within Adjara
Batumi Mosque is located in Georgia
Batumi Mosque
Batumi Mosque (Georgia)
Geographic coordinates41°38′55″N 41°38′38″E / 41.64861°N 41.64389°E / 41.64861; 41.64389Coordinates: 41°38′55″N 41°38′38″E / 41.64861°N 41.64389°E / 41.64861; 41.64389
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed1886
Mosque entrance from Kutaisi Street

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-12-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-12-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Batumi: sights. Official website of Batumi. Retrieved on May 10, 2009