THE ANCIENT MOSQUES OF BAKU
The architecture of Baku’s mosques occupies a special place in the overall development of the cult architecture of Azerbaijan. Ancient mosques such as Mohammed Mosque-Synyk-Qala(1078-1079), Khidir Mosque (XIII century), Gilek Mosque (1309) and others are preserved in Icheri Sheher of Baku. Most of the quarter mosques did not single out from the habitable buildings. In addition, it can be said that many of them were built on the foundations of pre-Islamic shrines. The Baku mosques consisted of single-section small buildings with an asymmetrical composition and attached minaret. Exteriors and interior were modest. Later, they began to focus on decorating of the portals with stalactites and the Mihrab decoration.