Kerman Grand Mosque | A 700-Year-Old Mosque

Kerman grand mosque

Kerman Grand Mosque | A 700-Year-Old Mosque

The Mozafari Mosque also known as Kerman Grand Mosque, is a historical mosque with unique and magnificent architecture in Kerman province. This mosque was built during the Muzaffariyya period in 750 AH. From the available historical
documents, it is understood that the Grand Mosque was built outside the city of Kerman and after several years with the
development of the city,Now it is located in the center of the city.

Construction of The Mosque In The war against the enemies, Amir Mohammad Mozaffari would have vowed to leave a legacy if he had won and survived. After winning the war, he came to Kerman and decided to build this mosque and covered all the construction costs with his personal income.

Architecture of Mozafari Mosque

This mosque is built in the style of four porches and according to the principles of symmetry. It has a high gate, courtyard, seraglio and summer and winter porches. It has three entrance doors which are located on the west, east and north sides.

In fact, the courtyard area of the mosque is over 3258,5 square meters. On the east side of the large and tiled entrance, there is a clock that adorns it. On the side of the door that enters the mosque from Mozaffari street, there is an excellent and transparent stone installed on the wall, which is known as the Mirror Stone. The most valuable part of the building, is the mosaic tiles of the altar and the eastern entrance of the mosque. In this mosque,all kinds of mosaic tiles, simple seven-colored tiles and multicolored tiles have been used.

The upper edge of the altar is made of green marble and has been designed and carved using a series of pleasant lines in yellow, which has doubled the beauty of it.

Reparations and Reconstruction

The Muzaffari Mosque in Kerman, like many other historical monuments in the country, has suffered from historical events
over the years. The eastern gate of the mosque was destroyed by the artillery fire of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar and was
later rebuilt.
In another example, in response to the revolutionary movements, the people of Kerman set fire to the city’s Grand Mosque which was rebuilt.

To read this article in Persian Language Click here.

* Written by  Tannaz Akbari and Translated by Maryam hadizadeh.


Official Website: N/A Entrance fee:  Free
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: مسجد جامع کرمان
UNESCO Website: N/A Public transportation availability: Yes
Province: Kerman Accommodation availability: Yes
Phone: +9834 32224130 Facilities: Yes
Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: Yes
Opening hours: :N/ABest time to visit: All Seasons

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