This magnificent building is one of the oldest mosques in Iran that is still standing. The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century. Before becoming a mosque, the site was a house of worship for Zoroastrians. The mosque was originally built in 8th century but it was burnt down and rebuilt in 11th century. As a result, the building represents different types of Iranian, Islamic and pre-Islamic architecture.
Jameh mosque is situated within walking distance of Naqsh-e Jahan square in the center of Isfahan. Due to its very large size the mosque connects the Safavid part of the city to the old town like a gateway.
This simplicity of the earth-colored exterior masks the complexity of its internal decoration and ingenious architectural design and flawless tile arrangement, but once you enter the mosque you’ll find yourself in one of the most enchanting buildings you’ve ever set foot in.
Jameh mosque of Isfahan is a UNESCO world heritage site since 2012 and one of the most historical building of Isfahan with many stories and rumor behind it.