Architecturally speaking, few places can contend with the mosques that Iran has to offer. It’s the blend of geometric designs, symmetry, and vibrant colors that dazzle the eyes of visitors and locals alike. Read on to discover the 10 most beautiful mosques in Iran.
Esfahan’s Imam Mosque, one of the country’s finest, is known for its blue-hued tiled walls that exude an almost celestial vibe. While it’s most revered for its Islamic calligraphy, open iwans, special acoustic properties, and symmetrical arcades, it’s the domes that seem to captivate visitors, many of whom lie down to contemplate the various mosaics without straining their necks.
The twin minarets of Jameh Mosque soar 52 meters (171 feet) high, dominating and adding a splash of turquoise to the otherwise mud brick skyline. Once the site of a 15th-century fire temple, this mosque offers visitors a dizzying array of artistic features to admire and capture on film. The towering portal is adorned with exquisite calligraphy and complex geometric patterns, while the interior is replete with honeycomb tiles, Kufic script, and plasterwork, all leading to the dreamy star-filled dome.
Jameh Mosque, Yazd, Iran, +98 35 3663 3896