historic mosques in Iran

 

 

SITE-------------- LOCATION ERA
Goharshad Mosque Khorasan Timurid
Blue mosque Tabriz Qaraqoyunlu
Agha Bozrg Mosque Kashan Qajar
Jame Mosque of Yazd Yazd Ikhani
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque Isfahan Safavid
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Shiraz Qajar
Shah Mosque Isfahan Safavid

 

 

 

Goharshad Mosque

Goharshad Mosque was built the Timurid era under the supervision of Goharshad, the wife of Shahrokh Timurid. what makes the mosque super artistic is the use of walnut and pear wood in the architecture of the construction, the glorious 43 meters height minarets with numerous inscriptions(names of Allah, Quranic verses and hadiths), several bedchambers and great porches, making the mosque an obligation while traveling to Iran.

 

Blue mosque

Blue mosque which is famous as the turquoise of Islam was located in Tabriz city, northwest of Iran. The history of this amazing mosque dates back to over 500 years ago, and Abol Mozaffar Jahan Shah was the founder of the Blue Mosque. This historical structure is ornately covered with blue tiles and in the past, it consisted of a mosque, a library, a courtyard, and a monastery. The mosque is decorated with delicate windows, used for brightening the interior parts of the mosque, fabulous moldings, and beautiful calligraphy on the tiles, making it suitable for photography.

 

 

Agha Bozrg Mosque

Agha Bozrg Mosque was built under the reign of Agha Mohammad Khan in the Qajar dynasty about 170 years ago and at first, was served as a worship place and also a school for teaching but today it has become one of the major attractions of Kashan city. The mosque includes a dome on eight columns to escape the heat of the desert city, several chambers, and rooms around the courtyard and a small beautiful garden. Beautiful paintings, tiles, woodworks, and mogharnas are the first things that you see while entering the mosque. Agha Bozorg Mosque is a must while visiting Iran. Don't leave Iran without visiting this amazing piece of art.

 

 

Jame Mosque of Yazd

The history of the Jame Mosque of Yazd dates back to the 12th century and was built under the order of Alaoddoleh in the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty, but it was renovated between 1324 and 1365. This outstanding ancient mosque is decorated with splendid tile works, tall entry portals, glorious minarets, amazing calligraphy, and marvelous ceiling architecture. The best time for visiting this amazing piece of architecture and taking some beautiful photos is in the evening when the sun is setting, which gives extra beauty to the mosque's outlook.

 

 

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is located in Isfahan's largest square, Naghsh-e Jahan which encompasses several prominent attractions in the world. It was built about 400 years ago under the order of Shah Abbas I in the Safavid era. The mosque is beautifully designed by fabulous cream-colored tiles and majestic muqarnas. Unlike other Persian mosques, this one does not have any minarets or courtyards because the mosque was not built for public use and was used as a worship place for women of Shah's harem. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with its unique architecture attracts hundreds of tourists every year and it is a must-see site while traveling to Iran.

 

 

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

Shiraz city is like a shining jewel in the south of Iran, filled with fabulous attractions and Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is one of the prominent attractions in Shiraz. the history of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque( also known as Pink Mosque) dates back to about 200 years ago. This beautiful mosque is ornately designed with carved pillars, glorious Muqarnas and polychrome faience but the main and the most beautiful parts of the mosque architecture are stained glass windows which are the symbols of Persian architecture. In the morning, the sun shines through the colorful windows, gliding from the right to the left and fills the interior part of the mosque with the glory of beautiful different colors combined, which makes the place more suitable for photography and recording the unforgettable moments of life.

 

 

Shah Mosque

Shah Mosque (also known as the Royal Mosque) located in the historic city of Isfahan, is one of the most beautiful attractions of this city. The history of this mosque dates back to the Safavid era and was built under the reign of Shah Abbas I. This stunning mosque is designed by traditional blue tiles, intricate stalactite moldings, breathtaking minarets, and amazing calligraphy inscriptions on the walls. This mosque is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era and that's why it has been registered on the UNESCO National Heritage list and has become one of the major tourist attractions of Iran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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