The eight angled minaret of the brick mosque draws attention even from the far distance and is perceived in a different ways from the various sides. The originally Sunni mosque, located at the end of the Botanical garden is the only functioning mosque in Tbilisi at present, after Shiite mosque on the other bank of the Mtkvari River was destroyed by communist rulers. Now it serves Shia as well as Sunni Muslims what is extremely rare in any other country of the world.