Jameh Mosque of Qazvin | An exhibition of different historical periods

Jameh Mosque

Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

The 1,000-year-old Qazvin Jameh Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. This Jameh Mosque, formerly known as the jameh-e Kabir Mosque and the Jameh-e Atiq Mosque, was built about 1,200 years ago during the Safavid dynasty . This mosque was built on the remains of a fire temple that was a place of worship for Zoroastrians during the Sassanid era and has become a mosque with the advent of Islam.

In the past, the Grand Mosque has had such a great importance that during the Mongol invasion of Qazvin, as the most important building of this city, many parts of it, such as the south porch, were completely destroyed, which was repaired and rebuilt in the following periods. In this magnificent mosque, one can look at the architectural and artistic methods of different eras, the oldest part of which belongs to the second century of Islam.

The architecture of Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

Jameh Mosque, considered by many to be one of the holiest places in the city, is built on a four-porch style with an area of about 4,000 square meters. The mosque originally had four entrances and now has two entrances. The main gate is located on the east side in front of Sepah Street and has a magnificent and luxurious entrance.

Jame Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran. The courtyards with high porches along with turquoise domes and luxurious tiled minarets and exquisite plastering that can be seen from afar are very beautiful examples of Islamic architectural style. Other features of this mosque, in addition to having eight large naves on all four sides of the courtyard, have an underground nave and an Ab anbar.

The inscriptions of Jameh Mosque

In this mosque, there are old, beautiful and eye-catching inscriptions in different parts. The double-domed brick dome and the southern nave of the Jameh Mosque have five exquisite plaster inscriptions, which are considered amongst the masterpieces of Iranian art.

Khomar Qanat in Jameh Mosque

In the courtyard of the mosque, there is a large pool and a fountain through which the waterof Khomar Tash qanat passes.

The museum of stone and clay

The Museum of the Grand Mosque displays a variety of pottery, lithographs, tiles and plaster.

The museum of doors

This museum displays old doors and windows.

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* Written by Tannaz Akbari and Translated by Nafiseh Asadollahi.

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Official Website: N/A Entrance fee: Free
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: مسجد جامع قزوین
UNESCO Website: N/A Public transportation availability: Yes
Province: Qazvin Accommodation availability: Hotel Iran
Phone: N/A Facilities: Yes
Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Kermani Restaurant
Opening hours: 9:00 AM-10:00 PMBest time to visit: All Seasons

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