Jameh Mosque of Tabriz
The Jameh Mosque of Tabriz is the old building belonging to the Seljuk era all the way to the Qajar era and was registered as a national monument in 1932.
Jameh Mosque of Tabriz History
The Jameh Mosque of Tabriz, also known as the Friday Mosque and Kabiri Grand Mosque, is one of the oldest historical buildings in the city of Tabriz, which according to the writings of historians and predecessors, has been used as a mosque for the city since its inception. According to historical documents, historians, and archaeologists, the construction of this magnificent building is estimated to date back to the reign of the Seljuk kings (1000-1100 A.D.). Unfortunately, due to the earthquake that occurred in 1779 in Tabriz, parts of this monument, including several arches, were destroyed and damaged. Of course, a while after the quake and coinciding with the early period of the Qajar kingdom, a person named Hossein-qoli Khan Dunbali, who was the Tabriz ruler of the time, restored and rebuilt this mosque and constructed the present mosque we witness.
Jameh Mosque of Tabriz Architecture
It is impossible to give an exact time of construct for the original building of Jameh Mosque of Tabriz. According to the experts of architecture and the writings of historians, it seems that the mosque was initially a prayer house called Jame of Tabriz, which, during the various times and by the efforts and art of the ancients, has witnessed extensive changes.
The Jameh Mosque of Tabriz is about 62 meters long, extending from south to north. The middle section also consists of a large and high arc, for which the architect and its creators have considered a 15-meter broad cross-section.
At the end of the mosque, a mysterious and straightforward altar composed of white marble is located which looks very impressive and beautiful. The designer of the altar of the Jameh Mosque of Tabriz has designed a spiral design to decorate this section of the mansion like the Safavid era architecture, which is a mixture of simplicity and artistic touch. The pillar bases of the mosque are of a large diameter, and the use of large bricks in its construction is considered an exciting and admirable point.
The oldest part of the Jameh Mosque of Tabriz is a vast chamber with an arch and domes over the octagonal columns of brick, which is adorned with its beautiful and artistic gypsum. The mosque has been considered and refurbished during the Mongol Ilkhan period, and some parts have been added to it then.
Visit Jameh Mosque of Tabriz
The Jameh Mosque of Tabriz is located at the end of the Tabriz bazaar and the southern side of the Talebieh courtyard, between the Hojjat-ol Islam Mosque and the Mirza Isma’il Khaleh Oghli mosque, and is one of the oldest historical buildings in the city of Tabriz. The history of the building and the name of the original bane are unknown; some consider it to be one of the early mosques of Islam. Some others attribute the old building to the Seljuk period. Jameh Mosque of Tabriz is located on Shahid Motahari Street.
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