Purtio’s interconnected mosque complex represents an architectural adaptation to the region’s harsh mountain climate: the mosque and madrasa are connected via a wooden bridge, allowing students to pass between worship and study spaces without fighting through heavy snowdrifts. The mosque itself is well-designed, with grape motifs on the stairs and minbar, but in need of renovation.
DISTRICT : Khulo
LOCATION : 41°36'34.6"N 42°15'52.2"E
POPULATION : 787
CONSTRUCTION DATE : 1895 (hijra date 1312)
RENOVATION DATE(S) : Unknown
ARCHITECT : Usta Omer Khuroghli (Laz)
MINARET : Yes