All you need to know about Yazd Jame Mosque

Visiting one of the finest Islamic architecture in Iran, we visit a mosque with many spectacular amenities, the Jameh Mosque, which holds the world's tallest minarets. This most beautiful 9th-century AH architecture masterpiece was built over a hundred years by combining three ancient mosques in different eras, and in the Qajar era, it has grown to 10,000 square meters. The building of Yazd's Jameh Mosque in terms of its domed dome, high and high loft, as well as its unique and beautiful tile, acclaim every Iranian and foreign visitor. Entering the street of Jameh Mosque we see from afar, this huge mosque. Take a step towards it; see the minarets connecting you to heaven. It's interesting to know that these minarets are different. The minaret on the right has two independent steps. The height of these minarets and its unique tiling is surprising even at the height of the minarets, where the minarets have become thinner. The height of the mosque minarets is 52 meters high and 8 meters in diameter.

Minaret of Jame Mosque

Maybe hearing the locals' stories about these two minarets is not without grace. To build these two minarets, one day a professor and a student put together a minaret and compare the results without overseeing each other's work. When the minarets are finished, both minarets are excellent, but the minaret that the student builds, the right minaret, has a two-way staircase while the master minaret has only one-way staircase, and it appears that the master He gets upset and throws himself down from the same minaret.

Jame Mosque's Architectural Aspects

Pass through the main entrance door made of walnut trees at a height of 4.5 meters and enter the creek. It may not be an exaggeration to say that we put the pie in the scroll museum. Because the inscriptions on the stone and tile on which the letter of endorsement and the government orders are attached are all installed here. We enter the vast rectangular courtyard of the Jameh mosque, with a relatively large platform embedded in it. Here was a place of worship for worshipers who wished to pray and worship on the moonlit nights of summer and away from the shoe, which is why it became known as the "moonlit platform". We go up to courtyard's lift and up. It is interesting to know that on the roof of the porch of the Jameh Mosque, 99 names of God are written in the form of a Kufic building (a type of angular Kufic script). After the porch, we enter the interior of the mosque and in other words under the dome of the two mosque shells. Look at the tiling of the walls and ceilings to see how delicately and beautifully they adorned the bricks and tiles, the holy names and the Qur'anic verses.

Mosque's Dome

The double dome of the Jameh Mosque, which has a delicately executed rosemary flower and is repeated on the stem of the word "al-Molk Allah" in the Kufic script, has a solid structure with a diameter of 17 meters. The outer layer of the dome is one of the most beautiful parts of the mosque for architects and tourists (sleeping means that the architect achieves a beautiful, stable and durable composition, rather than sharp arches, by combining two arches). On either side of the dome, there is the West and East courtyard; after visiting the courtyard and visiting the beautiful arches, we go to the East and West Side Mosques. The eastern incubator is known as the "Shazdeh Courtyard" and features 48 rectangular columns with hexagonal and turquoise tiles. The east side incubator is completely new and is being built by the mosque's supporters. In Jameh mosque, congregational prayers are held at every turn, and many city dwellers and travelers also pray. We can't get out of the main Jameh mosque door we entered. Rather, go outside the other entrances of the building (this mosque has 7 entrances, which now have 4 entrances open) so that we can continue patrolling, the historical and traditional fabric of Yazd and other architectural masterpieces of this line.

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Address

Yazd, In front of the Clock Tower on Imam Khomeini Street.

Opening Hours

Saturday till Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00

Attraction Type

Cultural & Historical Museum


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