All you need to know about Isfahan Jame Mosque

Isfahan Jame Mosque, also known as the Jom’e Mosque or the Old Mosque, is one of Iran's most famous mosques. The mosque derives its fame from the new style of architecture known as the "Iranian Mosque". If one travels to Isfahan and wants to make the trip to this city perfect, it is not bad to see the mosque as well as places to visit, such as the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, Si-o-se Pol and Khaju. Isfahan Jame Mosque is so old that it was once believed to be the city's fire temple. Later, in the second century AH, Arabs living in the village of Tehran laid the foundation stone of the mosque and changed it in every historical period to make it today. Because of this, there are signs of the Ilkhanids, Mozafarians, Timurids, Safavids and Qajars on its bricks.

Why Jame Mosque is Must-see?

From the mosque that you go to, you can see most of its large courtyard and people praying here and there, the birds eating at the pond, and the tall blue minarets that face us. The first reason to see the mosque is its history. In addition to its long history, being registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site makes many people eager to see it. On the other hand, the architecture of the mosque has unique features that distinguish it from other mosques in Iran. For example, it has four porches and derives its original fame from these four porches. These porches have transformed the mosque from Arabic into an Iranian mosque, creating a new style. The courtyard of Safa Sahib in the south, Darvish Safa in the north, Master Safa in the west and the student in the east, with beautifully decorated, has created a beautiful and exquisite view of the mosque. It also has a rectangular dome instead of a quadrangular dome. The same feature has inspired the construction of other mosques in Tabriz, Shiraz and Samarkand with four verandas and four-sided domes. Another feature that makes the mosque spectacular is its backyard. In this mosque we will see al-Jayatu, the al-Jayatu altar, the emperor, the winter dormitory, Beit al -ashta, the Khosravi dome and the Taj al-Molk dome. In addition, we sometimes have to lift our heads and look at the arches, arch openings and ceiling decorations and admire the creativity of the Ilkhanid-Safavid architects.

Another feature that can convince us to visit this mosque has been its impact on the formation of the early core of Isfahan. When the mosque was built, it became known as the first square of the city, markets were created and neighborhoods and public buildings and passages and cities formed over time. The corridors and passageways around the mosque indicate its extensive connection with the city. That is why the history of the neighborhood in which it was built is longer than all other Isfahan neighborhoods. When we enter the mosque we have to look at all sides. Let's start from the north side and Ivan Dervish, take a look at Mozafari's school, and see the nightingale and its inscriptions. The courtyard of the dervish, the porch of the master, the porch of the master and the fortress inside the mosque are also very spectacular. The darvish yard is derived from the name of a person who once taught in the porch. There is also the Aljaito altar in the Algaito nave, and we may see it during a visit to the mosque. Algaito is best known for its beautiful mosques and the most beautiful mosque.

It is also known as the Emad Courtyard, built so that the cold does not get in and the shape of the building was so low. Its rooms resemble tents and also have a marble arch in the middle to allow light to pass through. An interesting feature of the winter bed is that the heat is not removed from the building, so the summers are cool and the winters are warm. Interestingly, during the Safavid times on its flat roof it was sometimes prayed in the morning. From Algaito we can move to Bethlehem. Another interesting hallway is the Bethlehem Mosque, built for the winter in the north of the mosque and has two arches.

Where is the Isfahan Jame Mosque?

The best address to find the Jame Mosque is Allameh Majlesi Street, which runs from Abdul Razzaq, Hatef and Ibn Sina. This part of Isfahan is in fact a semi-traditional and older city and is not far from the square of the world. From the Qiyam Square you can see the dome and the mosques of Jame Mosque and around the mosque in the market and the streets with many shops.

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Opening Hours

Saturday till Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00

Attraction Type

Cultural & Historical Museum

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