The Jameh Mosque of Isfahan

Mosque in Isfahan

Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan


Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan or jame mosque of Isfahan, better known as the museum of history and architecture of Iran was inscribed in 2012. The construction process began in 8th century and continued till 20th century. It is located in the heart of Isfahan in the old quarter near Isfahan bazar. People also call it “Friday mosque”. Every details and decorations are added during different times in 12 centuries and different eras including Abbasid, Buyid, Seljuq, Ilkhanid, Muzzafarid, Timurid and Safavid.
One of the most important figures of this mosque are its four iwans(iwan is a kind of big terrace in mosque) that are around a central yard. The decorations are also very interesting, for example there is a hall with a hundred vaults, each one is different with the other and you can’t find two of one style.
Finally, you have to visit jame mosque of Isfahan to feel it and see a different kind of Iranian architecture which has grown and got completed as time passed. No words can describe it.

 


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