Jameh Mosque of Zanjan

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Jāmeh Mosque of Zanjān
Jemeh mosque Zanjan.jpg
مسجد جامع زنجان
Basic information
Location Iran Zanjān, Iran
Geographic coordinates 36°40′5.32″N 48°28′55.74″E / 36.6681444°N 48.4821500°E / 36.6681444; 48.4821500Coordinates: 36°40′5.32″N 48°28′55.74″E / 36.6681444°N 48.4821500°E / 36.6681444; 48.4821500
Affiliation Shia Islam
Municipality Zanjān County
Province Zanjān Province
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 19th century

The Jāmeh Mosque of Zanjān (Persian: مسجد جامع زنجان‎‎ – Masjid-e-Jāmeh Zanjān) also known as, Seyyed Mosque (Persian: مسجد سید ‎‎, Masjid-e-Seyyed) and Sultani Mosque, is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Zanjān city, Iran. The mosque is situated in the old part of the city and was constructed in 1826 during the Qajar era.[1] The construction was carried out by Abdullah Mirza Dara who was one of the children of Fat'h ‘Alī Shāh Qājār.[1]

Specifications[edit]

The mosque contains four iwans on the sides of a large open court. To the east and west of the court sixteen chambers exist running parallel to each other. Facing towards south are more chambers used as residential quarters for theology students. These chambers have vaulted and arched ceilings decorated with artistic tile work. The mosque has four Shabestans, or night prayer halls, each containing a minbar.

See also[edit]

Media related to Masjed-e Jomeh, Zanjan at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zanjan Jame' (Seyed) Mosque". 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-06-04.