Tashkent – Mosque of Khoja Akhrar Vali

The Khoja Akhrar Vali (Jami mosque) is the only example of Juma mosque of palace type in Tashkent, prevailing in Central Asia through the whole epoch of the developed Middle Ages.

The peculiarity of the Tashkent mosque plan is that it is gaunt in a form of an elongated rectangle with a large volume of the mosque building at the end of the east-western longitudinal axis. The entry is not built with architectural forms. A long yard was initially surrounded by a one-floor, one-storey arched-domed gallery.

Rebuilding of the mosque, however, carried out in the XIX century with the participation of a European architect led to the loss of the architectural forms of the oriental style.