Well-known merchants and talented architects make a great alliance and are able to create grand and beautiful things. Several generations of the people of Kazan not only admire the beautiful slender minarets of the Äcem Mosque, but also come here to pray.
One of the gems in Kazan is located in the historic district of Novo-Tatarskaya Sloboda (New Tatar Suburb). It is classified as a mosque with two prayer halls and a ground minaret on the northern side. It is 51 meters tall.
Decoration of the mosque's façades is dominated by Eastern Muslim design which allowed an unknown architect to create a romantic image. The Äcem Mosque looks like a soft blue, graceful casket with white ornaments complementing the Gothic window-arches and window-roses. However, its minaret, which is slim and elegant, is especially beautiful. It stands apart from the main building. The basement, built with a circular floor, for the muezzin is almost entirely decorated with stone carvings.
Long ago, in the location of the Äcem Mosque, there was an old wooden temple for the workers of the soap industry. Between 1887-1890, instead of a wooden mosque, which had existed since 1804, a stone mosque was built by an unknown architect at the expense of the merchant Murtaza Asimov. In the 1930s, the mosque was closed, but in 1989, it was returned to the community of believers.
Bus: Take number 99 until the Gorodskaya Bolnitsa No.5 stop (City Hospital No5)