Fatih Sabuncu / Kuzey News Agency
In Isfahan, the Iranian city known as the country's cultural and historical center, there is a square known as Naksh-i Jihan, where stands a unique mosque displaying an architectural character that is truly one of a kind. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the new regime changed the name of the square to Imam Square, which is among the largest squares in the world with its width of 163 meters and length of 513 meters. The Imam Square is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Among many historical works of art around the square, one of them is the Lutfüllah Mosque, which was built by Shah Abbas and named after his father-in-law in 1618. Reflecting the effulgence of the Safavid era with the ornamentations in its walls, the mosque is accepted as one of the masterpieces of Safavids.
This little mosque was first used for religious courses and gatherings when it was first built. Located on the eastern wing of the square, the Lutfullah Mosque is distinguished from its equivalents with chalchuite ornaments. Geometrical designs, flowers and scripts also catch the eye.
Architect Mohammad Reza, cemented his spot in the history of Isfahan with this mosque. The peacock pattern on the dome especially reflects the mosque's original character. It appears clearly with lights reflected on the windows, and is only visible from a certain point at the entrance. The mosque has served as a setting for many movies and documentaries.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mart 2014, 11:55