Jameh Mosque or Masjed-e Jameh is the oldest Friday mosque in Iran, Located in the historic center of Esfahan in Naghsh-e Jahan Square. The design of this mosque is amazingly beautiful which made of iconic blue-tiled mosaics, each part is different from another and it makes is so special.
Jameh Mosque Placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the mosque is still functional as a busy place of worship in the historical precinct of the city.
With more than 20,000 m2 area it is also the first Islamic building with a four-courtyard layout in which the idea is taken from Sassanid palaces.
As it can be inferred from the sources, its building began to be built in the third stage of Naghsh-e Jahan Plan to the order of Shah Abbas the Great (1588-1629) and was finished in Safavid period (1629-1642).
The interesting point about Jame Mosque that most of the visitors and tourists point to and is considered by architects and engineers as the most professional architectural techniques is the issue of Qibla that is perfectly observed in this mosque. The builders have built the frontispiece in a way that without knowing you will half-turn right by entering the entrance balcony. In fact, the prominent architect of this monument has made the mosque face Qibla with a 45-degree angle.
In general, the mosque with high minarets, towering balconies, perfect bedchambers, exquisite sanctuaries, and an integrated and balanced design is one of the unique and incontrovertible masterpieces of Safavid architecture; a mosque that has been one of the wonders of its time and has been in fact one of the bright stars in the art of Safavid era for its beautiful design, greatness, dimensions and its glorious and splendor tiling.
The atmosphere in this breathtakingly outstanding mosque is calm and silent as you could hear only the sound of flocks of pigeons which were flying around the courtyard and the minarets.