Jameh Mosque of Yazd
Jameh Mosque of Yazd is the main, congregational mosque of Yazd. The original building dates back to Sassanid Era. First, the mosque was constructed on the site of a Sassanid fire temple. It was vastly renovated from 1943 to 1986.
The origin of the Jameh Mosque of Yazd dates back to 800 years ago. First, the mosque was constructed on the site of a Sassanid fire temple by the command of A’la Al – Dowleh Kalanjar. After 200 years, the mosque was renovated. The main building of the present construction is built by the order of Seyyed Rokhn Al Din Mohammad Qazi. One of the highlights about this mosque is that the oldest dated tile work existing in the building is in the eastern entrance vestibule and dates back to 1364 A.D.
This 19th-century mosque is still in use. It was built under the order of Ala’oddoleh Garshasb in the Al-e Bouyeh Dynasty. It was vastly renovated from 1943 to 1986.
The mosque is a great example of the Azari style of Persian architecture. Two minarets surround the mosque. These minarets are one of the highest in Iran, and the portal’s facade is decorated in glittering tile work in blue.
The magnificent combination of brick work and the priceless inscription of mosaic tiles bearing angular Kufic brings together a great piece of art. The two minarets date back to the Safavid era. The two towering minarets are about 52 meters high. The minarets were ruined and rehabilitated in 1945. One of the minarets has two spiral staircases.
The spectacular view, picturesque plaster works, charming dome-chamber, beautiful courtyard, magnificent tile works, and towering minarets are the highlights of this piece of art. The spacious Iwan, magnificent dome and its surrounding space are world famous artworks.
The Kaaba Shape Mosque
It is the oldest example of 16th century architecture. One of the greatest features of the mansion is the square shape of the mosque which makes it look like Kaaba. Kaaba is a holy construction in the Islamic world and is a prominent symbol in Islamic Architecture.
The Lighting System
One of the wonders of this mosque is the matter of providing light for the inner space which is provided by the light reflected by the white plaster works on the dome and walls.
Where to Eat near Jameh Mosque of Yazd
Chaharsough Cafe Restaurant and Khane Pedari are near the Jameh Mosque of Yazd. Baam Cafe Restaurant is also a rooftop restaurant near the Jameh Mosque of Yazd.
Where to Stay near Jameh Mosque of Yazd
Lab-e-Khandaq Historical Hotel is a 3-star traditional house close to the Jameh Mosque of Yazd. Mehr Traditional Hotel is another 3-star hotel with a cozy and peaceful atmosphere. The 3-star Yazd Fazeli Hotel and Silk Road Hotel are the budget hotels close to the mosque. If you are looking for a budget ecolodge, Dalane Behesht is a suitable choice. Dad Hotel is also a boutique hotel in Yazd close to the mosque.
Jameh Mosque of Yazd Location
How To Get To Jameh Mosque of Yazd
You can get there either by Gole Sorkh Street or Imam Street.
Get on Seyed Gole Sorkh Street and then Larde Keyvan.
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