News ID: 215163
Published: 0708 GMT May 16, 2018

Imam Mosque of Isfahan: Masterpiece of Persian architecture

Imam Mosque of Isfahan: Masterpiece of Persian architecture
IRNA

The Imam Mosque — formerly known as Royal or Shah Mosque — is a historic mosque in Isfahan, central Iran, standing in southern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

The magnificent mosque was built during the Safavid era, ordered by Shah Abbas I. It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era, ifpnews.com wrote.

The mosque is registered, along with the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-color mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions.

 

 

   
KeyWords
 
Comments
Comment
Name:
Email:
Comment:
Security Key:
Captcha refresh
Page Generated in 0/1257 sec