About Sights – The Orta Mosque in Batumi

The Orta Mosque (Georgian: ორთა ჯამე) in the city of Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast was commissioned by Aslan Beg Khimshiashvili, a Muslim Georgian nobleman in 1886, and is one of the finest examples of Islamic art in Ajara.

The Orta Mosque in Batumi

The Orta Mosque in Batumi

The mosque is popularly known as the “Jamia in the middle” for it once stood in between two other mosques which have not survived.

The Orta Mosque (Georgian: ორთა ჯამე) in Batumi

The Orta Mosque (Georgian: ორთა ჯამე) in Batumi

The mosque contains wonderful examples of woodcarving.

Wooden Carvings in the Orta Mosque

Wooden Carvings in the Orta Mosque

The Orta Mosque

The Orta Mosque

Photos courtesy of Ajara Department of Tourism and Resorts.

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