Mir Mövsöm Ziyarətgah

Islamic Shrine in Şüvәlan

One of Azerbaijan’s most impressive new Muslim shrines, this complex is topped with a beautifully patterned Central Asian–style dome and has an interior spangled with polished mirror mosaic facets. Most Azeris firmly believe that a wish made here will come true. And when it does they return in droves, offering suitable donations to show their gratitude.

At the back of the complex is a cemetery with a fascinating mix of Islamic, atheist and Christian graves. It's at the east end of Şüvəlan, around 4km east of central Mərdəkən. Bus 136 to/from Baku via Mərdəkən stops outside.