Apanaev (Masjid) mosque

Location: Kazan, Kayum Nasyri Str. 29

It is one of the earliest stone Muslim buildings, which have been preserved in Kazan. The mosque was constructed from 1768 to 1769. The baroque style is reflected in decorative motives of varying origin – Tatar, Russian, and West European. Mosque was built during the first third of the 19th century already bear the imprint of classicism – this is a characteristic type of mosque with the minaret on the roof. The two-story building included service and household premises (a stockroom, library, woodshed, etc.), and warehousing for merchants. On the first floor might be classrooms for the madrasah or mekteb (elementary school) of the parish.