Jameh Mosque of Qazvin one of the oldest jameh mosques in Iran
Duration Of Visit
0/5 To 1 Hour
Best Seasons To Visit
Sepah street, Qazvin, Qazvin province, Iran
Time To Read: 5 Minutes
Also known as
- Kabir Jameh Mosque
- Atigh Jameh Mosque
- Atigh Mosque of Qazvin
Geographical location of Jameh Mosque of Qazvin
Jameh Mosque of Qazvin is on the west side of Sepah Street in Qazvin. Jameh Mosque’s reservior and Residential context behind the mosque, Raoufi's house and Agha's reservior lead you to Hosseinieh Aminiha. On the other hand, the water storage of the Jameh Mosque at the interior and the Sepah Street lead you to the Safavid royal complex.
History and culture of Jameh Mosque
Atigh Jameh Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Iran and one of the oldest Jameh mosques in Iran. Its first building was built on fireplaces from the Sasanid era. The fire was placed in the south of the porch. Atigh Jameh Mosque is a four-porch style mosque which was built on the order of Aaron al-Rashid, built in 192 AH. During the Moghol invasion to Qazvin and since it was the most important mosque in the city, part of it (including the southern porch) was destroyed but was renovated in later periods.
Architecture Of Jameh Mosque of Qazvin
The architectural works of this period can be seen in this building and the oldest part belongs to the 2nd century of Islam. The porch was restored in the Safavid period but the eastern porch was restored in the Qajar period. Inscriptions in 5 rows can also be found on the Kufic, Thuluth and Naskh.
Aaroun al-Rashid had come to Qazvin in 192 AH to travel to Khorasan and ordered the construction and the Aaron arch of the mosque which is the oldest part of this mosque. According to Imam Rafi'i, this part of the mosque was formed at the top of the Atigh Mosque, So the southern nave of the mosque, known as the Aaronic arch, is the oldest part of the mosque. Then, during the reign of Malek Shah Seljuq, under the order of Zahid Khammartash, ruler of Qazvin at that time, a vault is built on the south side and during the Safavid period the porches and the entrance to Sepah Street are constructed. In addition to the main entrance to the east, on Sepah Street, there is another in the northwest that provides access to residential neighborhoods behind the mosque.
Magnificent brick decoration in Entrance (Moqarnas), shows the footprints of three different dynasty of Iran (Seljuq, Safavid, Qajar). The exterior of this mosque is incredibly impressive with beautiful tile work.
The vault plan is square style that measures 14.5 meters in length. The height of the vault is about 30 meters from up to the floor of Maghsoureh. There are two skylights on the side of the vault.
Qazvin Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Iran and one of the oldest Jameh mosques in Iran.
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