Friday mosque of the 19th century is Tillya Sheikh Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Tashkent. Tillya Sheikh Mosque is a part of famous historical and religious complex Hast Imam, which is situated in front of Barak khan madrasah.
Tillya Sheikh Mosque consists of the winter building, summer yard, dome in the center and the dome gallery. Huge minarets of the mosque played a role of pendulums for caravans, whose path was passed by Tashkent. Inside the minaret there is a spiral staircase, to climb up to call upon all the faithful to prayer.
The original mosque was built in 1890 by the righteous person and merchant Tillya Sheikh Ata who was selling sheeps that he was bringing from China. On the money he earned Tilla Sheikh Ata built the mosque and gigted it to the Muslims of Tashkent. Opposite the mosque there is the Barakkhana Madrassah. These two monuments and the Kaffalya Shashi Mausoleum situated to the north make the Complex being the centre (guzar) of Khazrat Imam (Khastim) makhallya and the most beautiful place.
The Mosque is of great interest to tourists from all over Uzbeckistan. There are little shops and sellers around the mosque, but no-one hassles you to buy anything. An absolute beautiful piece of...Read full
It is a nice mosque to visit in Tashkent and next to it you can find the library where the oldest Coran in the world is kept. Unfortunately, we went to the library twice and it was always closed, so...Read full
This was my first meeting with the great architecture of Uzbekistan. A large square, impressive buildings, highly decorated, wonderful minarets. Must see!Read full