Imam Mosque, formerly known as Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square.
Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i 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-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions.
The mosque is one of the treasures featured on Around the World in 80 Treasures presented by the architecture historian Dan Cruickshank.
The mosque is depicted on the reverse of the Iranian 20,000 rials banknote.
... The beauty of the mosque housed in the inner enclosure is enhanced by a series of 'dancing' water fountains ... Kali Masjid, Jumma Masjid Among the mosques, the Jumma masjid and the Kali masjid built by Malik Ambar, and the Shah Ganj mosque are the most conspicuous ... Malik Ambar is said to have built seven mosques which go by the general name of Kali masjid ...
... View of Shah Mosque from Naqsh-e Jahan Square Pedestrians are offered tea in the resting areas under the historic Khaju Bridge The famous Si-o-se Pol over the Zayande River ...
Famous quotes containing the word shah:
“Varis Shah says habits dont die even if we are cut into pieces.”
—Varis Shah (18th cent.)