Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque) in Isfahan
- ThemeHistory and Culture
- Duration1 hr(s)
Exploring the Royal Mosque (also known as Imam mosque) in the iconic square of Naqsh-e Jahan;
Visiting the Safavid mosque (about 388-year-old) erected in the south of the square, graced with splendid tile works.
- Spring9:00 -11:30 *13:00 -16:30 *
- Summer9:00 -11:30 13:00 -16:30
- Autumn9:00 -11:30 *13:00 -16:30 *
- Winter9:00 -11:30 13:00 -16:30
* Best Time
Explore the Jame Abbasi Mosque (Shah Mosque)
- The Dome Chamber
- Naserieh School
- Soleimanieh School
The Dome Chamber
The dome chamber is the most remarkable part of the southern section. Its 38-meter-high dome features with acoustic quality meaning that if you make a light noise exactly under the dome, a loud echo is heard. Look at the ceiling, this magnificent untouched art is the symbol of the sky. If you look more carefully you will see that everything is inspired by the nature here; as if you are walking in the four-season garden. There are eleven niches (mihrabs), in the mosque that the most exquisite one is located here. This marble niche is ten feet height in three feet width, which is topped with a cupboard holding a Qurʾan . Located next to the niche, an exquisite marble pulpit is the gem of the dome chamber.
Have a look at two schools flanking the mosque; Naserieh school (Madrassah) is located on the south-east of the mosque. This particular theological school was dedicated to the teaching of the Islamic law showing that Isfahan in the Safavid era was the imperial capital of Twelver Shiʿism.
This particular theological school was dedicated to the teaching of the Islamic law showing that Isfahan in Safavid era was the imperial capital of Twelver Shiʿism. Soleimanieh school is located on the south west of the mosque. In Soleimanieh courtyard, on the northern wall, there is a triangle stone working as a sundial for the noon prayer which is attributed to Shaykh Baha’I, a great Safavid mathematician.
On the way out in the main courtyard, on the left there is a black sign on the wall, you can make a wish, point your finger and close your eyes and walk if your finger touches exactly that black circle your wish comes true!
- Traditional saffron ice creams around the square2 €
- Persian tea in Rozegar Teahouse2 €
- Dough (yoghurt drink) and Gooshfil (a kind of sweet) in Rozegar Teahouse3 €
- Beryani in Naqsh-e Jahan Restaurant4 €
- Gaz (a traditional sweet of Isfahan)5 €
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