Chol Gala Mosque

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Chol Gala Mosque (Azerbaijani: Çöl Qala məscidi, sometimes also transliterated as Chol Qala Mosque) was an Azerbaijani mosque located in Shusha, Karabakh region of Azerbaijan about 350 km southwest from capital Baku but is currently under control of Armenian forces since the occupation of Shusha on May 8, 1992.


The mosque is located on G. Zakir street of Chol Gala neighborhood of Shusha. Chol Gala neighbourhood is one of 9 lower and earlier neighbourhoods of Shusha. In total, there are 17 main neighbourhoods. Chol Gala Mosque was one of the 17th mosques functioning in Shusha by the end of the 19th century. There were no minarets and exterior design of Chol Gala Mosque followed a rectangular plan neighborhood mosque building with interior completely complying with Islamic religious architecture. There was a three-nave prayer hall in the mosque. Chol Gala spring by the mosque supplied the neighbourhood with the famous mineral water of Shusha. The mosque was among the most valuable monuments of the Shusha State Historical and Architectural Reserve.
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