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Jameh Mosque of Qazvin, Qazvin

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Jameh Mosque of Qazvin (Persian: مسجد جامع عتيق قزوین‎ – Masjid-e-Jameh Atiq Qazvin) is one of the oldest mosques in Iran, and is the grand, congregational mosque (Jameh Mosque) of Qazvin, in Qazvin Province, Iran.

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  • Still not spectacular, another mosque. Very interesting architecture and gate decorations. As far as I know, the mosque was rebuilt after a big fire, maybe that's why you can't feel the spirit of...  more »
  • The Old Mosque or the Grand Mosque or the "JAMEH" Mosque was built on the order of Aaron al-Rashid in 192 AH in Qazvin. There are several architectural works in this building, the oldest part of...  more »
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  • The oldest part of the mosque is said to have been constructed by the orders of Harun al-Rashid in 807CE.[citation needed] Later additions were made, the last being during the late Safavid era. The double layered main dome of the mosque is from the Seljuk era, and is locked to the public. It houses some precious examples of relief calligraphy from medieval times. Renovations have also been carried out on many sections of the mosque. The foundation of the mosque is laid on a Zoroastrian fire temple. In spite of the devastating Mongol invasion, the mosque still stands today in its full glory. It is still in use. Parts of the mosque have been turned into a public library. The mosque also contains a Shabestan and Ab anbar, both now under the protection of Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization. Part of the mosque got on fire January 28, 2013 and that resulted in the historic tomb to be completely destroyed.
  • You should visit this mosque in qazvin. On the other hand this place is under construction but amazing.

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