Ganja City

Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum

Nizami Mausoleum is considered the symbol of Ganja. It is located in the entrance of Ganja in Ahmedli village on the east part of Ganja. The construction of the first Mausoleum on the grave of the outstanding poet Nizami Ganjavi dates back to the 13-14th centuries. The current structure of the monument was restored in 1991 on the existing building which was built in 1947. Recent restoration works in the Mausoleum  transformed this garden into a campus on an area of 35 hectares which includes the Mausoleum

Khamsa Monumental Compound

On January 21, 2012, during his visit to Ganja city, President Ilham Aliyev participated at the opening of the monument of Nizami Ganjavi in the Khamsa Monumental Compound in Ganja.The reference was made to the ancient Azerbaijani architecture while constructing the compound dedicated to the motifs of Nizami Ganjavi’s writings.The Khamsa Monumental Compound was erected using 8 angle, zodiac, candle, basin and other architectural elements. In this Compound, the following writings of Nizami Ganjavi – Leyli and Majnun, Treasury of Mysteries, Seven Beauties, Khosrov and Shirin and Iskendername poems – got monuments per each. This has resulted by the formation of a monumental compound which is the rarest one by its nature in reflecting Nizami’s creative activities.

 

 

 

Baku City

Statue of Nizami Ganjavi (Baku, 1949)

The statue was erected in Baku, Nizami Square, at the intersection of Istiglaliyyat, Ahmad Javad, Azerbaijan and Islam Safarli streets. The statue was unveiled in April 1949. The author of the statue is People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, sculptor Fuad Abdurahmanov, architects Mikail Huseynov and Sadig Dadashov.

Rome, Italian Republic

Monument to Nizami Ganjavi in the famous Villa Borghese park in Rome

It is located in Villa Borghese Park (Villa Borghese Gardens, Viale Madama Letizia Street) in Rome, Italy. People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Salhab Mammadov and Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Ali Ibadullayev are the authors of the monument.

The monument was erected in accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated December 23, 2011 “On the 870th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi.”

According to the order, the monument was unveiled in April 2012 with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation as part of a series of events dedicated to the anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi. The opening ceremony was attended by First Lady and Vice President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva.

On February 19, 2020, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev visited the monument to the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi in ​​the famous Villa Borghese Park in Rome (Villa Borghese Gardens, Viale Madama Letizia Street). President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughters Leyla Aliyeva laid flowers at the monument.

Moscow CityNG Moscow

The monument to Nizami Ganjavi is located in Moscow, the capital of Russia, near the Azerbaijani embassy, at the intersection of Leontievsky and Eliseevsky strips in Muslim Magomayev Square.

The monument was erected in 1991 and is a gift from Azerbaijan to Moscow. The sculptors of the monument are T. Zeynalov and E. Zeynalov, the architects are R. Asgarov and P. Aliyev.

Nizami is depicted in traditional oriental clothes sitting with books in his hands. “Nizami Ganjavi” is written in Russian on the pedestal.

 

St. Petersburg CityNizami Ganjavi in St.Petersburg - 2

The statue of Nizami Ganjavi in St. Petersburg is located between 25 and 27 Kamennoostrovsky Avenue in St. Petersburg.

The monument to Nizami Ganjavi was unveiled on June 9, 2002 in St. Petersburg, one of the world’s cultural centers. The image of Nizami was created by Azerbaijani sculptor Gayrush Babayev. The author of the pedestal project is the honored artist of the Russian Federation Felix Romanovsky. In 2011, on the occasion of the 870th anniversary of the poet’s birth, panels depicting fragments from Nizami Ganjavi’s works were erected in the garden under the auspices of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s Russian office. The sculpture was made in Baku and sent as a gift from Azerbaijan to the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. By the decision of the governor of St. Petersburg, the tortoise was named after Nizami Ganjavi.

Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the unveiling of the monument.

 

 

Cheboksary, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of ChuvashiaNizami Ganjavi in Cheboksary

The monument was erected on February 24, 2004 in the southern settlement of Cheboksary, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Chuvashia (Russia).

The author of the monument is People’s Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan, full member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, rector of the Azerbaijan Academy of Arts Omar Eldarov.

The opening ceremony was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Russian Federation Ramiz Rzayev, as well as cultural and art figures, public figures and residents of the city.

Chisinau City

 

Nizami Ganjavi in Chisinau

The monument to Nizami Ganjavi is located in the park named after Nizami Ganjavi in ​​Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The sculptor of the monument is Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan Akif Asgarov, and the architect is the Honored Architect of Moldova Semen Shoyket.

The monument was unveiled in the spring of 2005 during the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Moldova. The monument was erected as a “symbol of friendly relations between the peoples of Azerbaijan and Moldova.” The idea to build the monuments belongs to the Congress of Azerbaijanis in Moldova, headed by Vugar Novruzov.

On November 12, 2012, the solemn opening ceremony of the reconstructed and repaired monument to Nizami Ganjavi was held. Moldovan Minister of Culture Boris Foshko, Azerbaijani Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Adalat Valiyev, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Moldova Namig Aliyev, members of the Azerbaijani delegation, Moldovan culture and art figures, government officials and representatives of diplomatic missions also attended the ceremony. The project was implemented within the order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev “On the celebration of the 870th anniversary of the Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi.”

Beijing City

Nizami Ganjavi in Beijing

The monument is located in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, the capital of China. The author of the monument is Chinese artist Yuan Xikun. The monument was erected on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Azerbaijan.

The solemn opening ceremony of the monument was held on December 6, 2012. Azerbaijani Ambassador to China Latif Gandilov, officials from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, as well as the curator of the Jintai Art Museum attended the opening.

Tashkent City

Nizami Ganjavi in Tashkent

The monument is located in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, on the square near the Tashkent State Pedagogical University named after Nizami, near the park named after Babur. The sculptor of the monument is Ilhom Jabbarov, the architect is Valery Akopjanyan. The monument was erected on March 23, 2004. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attended the opening ceremony of the monument.

Also, since 2002, the Uzbek-Azerbaijani Friendship Society and the Scientific Research Center named after Nizami have been operating on the basis of the Tashkent State Pedagogical University named after Nizami. The Society operates under the Committee on International Relations and Friendship with Foreign Countries under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan and annually implements events and projects together with the Heydar Aliyev Azerbaijan Cultural Center under the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Uzbekistan. The chairman of the Uzbek-Azerbaijani Friendship Society is the rector of the Tashkent State Pedagogical University named after Nizami, Professor Shavkat Sharipov.