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Jame' Mosque of Na'in

| à l'extrémité nord-est de la rue Naeini, Nain, Iran
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Jame’ Mosque if Na’in

We stopped there on our way back to Tehran from Yazd. This mosque is amazing! Beautiful from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mahta L
,
Tehran, Iran
via mobile
One of the oldest Masjed-e-Jame in Iran

The mosque started life in 960 AD. No colorful tiles, just plaster and intricate brick laying adorn... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Berichthier214
,
Buren, The Netherlands
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The initial construction of Jame Mosque dates back to the 8th Century CE, but the whole of the complex has been constructed incrementally. One of the oldest mosques in Iran, its magnificent stucco over the niche, the marvellous brickwork around the yard, and its silent basement--which may have been used as a fire temple before the mosque was built here—are only a few of the remarkable features of this mosque. This mosque has no Iwan and dome as do the other famous mosques in Esfahan and Yazd. A 28 m tall octagonal minaret was added to the mosque almost 700 years ago. If you stand in the middle of the yard, you will find yourself surrounded by fourteen columns, each one adorned with a unique and intricate pattern of brickwork. You might also be interested in the alabaster stonework which reflects sunlight throughout the basement. One of the most exquisite pieces of artwork inside the mosque is the wooden marquetry pulpit (Persian: menbar). The carpenter matched the wooden parts together like a pieces of a puzzle. The pulpit is decorated with organic geometrical designs. According to the wooden inscription on the left side of the pulpit, it was created about 700 years ago. An underground water channel runs underneath the mosque. There is a stairway that connects the mosque to the water channel and to chambers above the pool. In the past, people used the water for ablutions before prayers. The basement used to be a prayer chamber in hot summers and cold winters. The temperature in the basement is always moderate, never varying more than 10 to 15 degrees. The basement wasn’t actually built; it was dug into the ground, which means no materials were used to construct it.
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| à l'extrémité nord-est de la rue Naeini, Nain, Iran
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped there on our way back to Tehran from Yazd. This mosque is amazing! Beautiful from outside and inside. Mr.Mohammad Aghaei was our local guide there, he is full of knowledge. He knows a lot of poems by heart and impressed us. There is...More

Thank Mahta L
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The mosque started life in 960 AD. No colorful tiles, just plaster and intricate brick laying adorn this rather modest structure. It looks great in all its simplicity. In summer they pray in the lower part of the mosque. It's nice to see such an...More

5  Thank Berichthier214
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Simple, peaceful and beautiful.Unlike many mosque's we visited this was unadorned, without mosaics, and all the decorative features were in carved plaster and hand made bricks..Truly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

As stated this is a very old Mosque and while it is showing its age it is a credit to the Iranians that it is still here. Some unique items including the underground section and the well. Worth a tour to cool off downstairs.

Thank TC0241
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Iran. It has more than 1000 years old. the minaret is so beautiful.It has also under ground level and it is also nice.If you have time ,when you travel between Yazd and Esfahan you can see...More

Thank Ahmad T
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This mosque is about half way between Yadz and Esfahan in the town of Na’in just off the main highway. Perhaps one reason it is visited is that tourist buses stop at Na’in for lunch. However, it is a treasure and worth a quick visit....More

Thank J0anned568
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

as we were on the way to Ispahan from Yazd we stopped here the mosque is in poor shape they installed lot of wood bean in order to maintain it still have some nice plaster elements the underground hs a special ambiance

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This ancient mosque is poorly maintained and most of its elaborate details of craft work interior is badly damaged and it is full of canvas covering many area. Dont think it is worth paying fee to get in. Only outside taking picture of the building...More

Thank Suwatss
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Beautiful and old fashion mosque with great architecture, check downstairs of mosque, it has a whole mosque underground! they still pray there.

Thank Babak H
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We entered the mosque as a service was starting so we toured the courtyard and went below into the intriguing underground area. The basement used to be a prayer chamber in hot summers and cold winters. The temperature in the basement is always moderate, never...More

Thank Archaeobuff
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