Jameh Mosque of Tabriz

Jameh Mosque of Tabriz: Tabriz is one of the most beautiful cities in Iran. There are different tourist attractions in this city. Some of these attractions are very historic and some are modern and attractive. These historical and modern attractions have turned into Tabriz a tourist city.

One of the most beautiful historical places in the city is Jameh Mosque of Tabriz.

History of Jameh Mosque of Tabriz

This historical mosque is also known by other names such as the Kabiri Mosque or the Friday Mosque.

Due to the 1193 AH earthquake in Tabriz and the destruction of the original building, there is no exact date since the construction of this mosque.

But it is recognizable that this mosque was built in the 5th and 6th centuries and is a special and complete example of Iranian-Islamic architecture.

The name of this mosque has been mentioned in various books such as Marzbannameh and even in one of these books it has been mentioned as the Kabiri Mosque of Tabriz.

Architectural features of Jameh Mosque of Tabriz

The Tabriz Grand Mosque belongs to the Ilkhanid and Seljuk eras. During this period, the mosques had two tall minarets, a small dome and stone columns in the Shabestan.

  During the rule of the Ilkhans and Seljuks, they avoided luxury and great details in the construction of mosques. In contrast to this style, Safavid mosques were built in great detail.

No tiles or carvings have been used in the construction and decoration of Jameh Mosque of Tabriz.

  The current Grand Mosque is a rectangular enclosure made of brick and plaster. This mosque has two entrance doors in its northern and southern parts.

The mosque has a very simple Mihrab and of course a spiral shape that is made of white marble. In the construction of this Mihrab, the architectural style of the Safavid period has been used. One of the prominent parts of the mosque is its columns, which can be seen in abundance inside the mosque. The columns are all large in diameter due to the use of large bricks in their construction.

The Grand Mosque has 5 arches, which were added to the mosque during the Qajar period.

The factor that makes the Jameh Mosque of Tabriz one of the most prominent buildings of Islamic-Iranian architectural style today is that this mosque, while maintaining its simplicity, is ultimately beautiful, and this is very attractive.

   There is an inscription above the arch of the Mihrab, which is written in Kufic script and belongs to the Ilkhanate period.

This mosque has undergone many changes from the beginning of its construction until today, and the result of these changes is a very historical and beautiful building.

In the past, Jameh Mosque of Tabriz had only one porch and during different periods and with its expansion, another porch was added to it.

 Architectural experts say about the architecture of this building that those who have laid the plan of the Jameh Mosque of Tabriz for the first time have followed the principles of construction of Firoozabad Palace in Fars province.

 One of the special features of the historical mosque of Tabriz is that it can be considered a complete representative of the architectural design of Iranian mosques.

In Jameh Mosque of Tabriz, like many other historical mosques in Iran, there are a number of historical inscriptions that were discovered on the western part of the central arch and above the door of the northern part of the mosque.

  One of the inscriptions is made of marble and a story of Shah Tahmasb Safavid’s dream is engraved on it.

The Grand Mosque is one of the most important buildings in Tabriz, around which many bazaars and caravanserais were built, and its historical importance has been increased.

Visiting this historical mosque and seeing the glory of this mosque will be interesting and spectacular for tourists.

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