Our capital of Baku boasts an incomparably beautiful Heydar Mosque, the largest Mosque in the entire South Caucasus region. Named after Heydar Aliyev – the founder of the modern Azerbaijan and its third President (1993-2003) – the Heydar Mosque is not only known for its incredible beauty. Since its inception, the Mosque has also become a symbol of peace, tolerance and unity.
Heydar Mosque, which covers a total area of 12,000 square meters, was constructed under the instructions of the head of state. It has four 95m-height minarets.
The mosque covers a total area of 4,200 square meters. It has 55m-height main and 35m-height second domes.
Construction works commenced in September 2012 upon a relevant Decree issued by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev on the construction of this mosque.
In two and a half years, a great piece of architecture was created. Front of the building is decorated with a special stonework in the manner of Shirvan-Absheron architecture, while the whole mosque is built in an ancient Azerbaijani architectural style.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the mosque in December 2014, the President Ilham Aliyev, in particular, said: “This mosque is named after great leader Heydar Aliyev. And this is natural. Heydar Aliyev was a great personality. He served the people of Azerbaijan with dignity at all times. Under his leadership, Azerbaijan became one of the leading republics.”