* The Grand Goharshad Mosque with its tall turquoise dome and cavernous golden portal is the largest four- terraced mosque in Iran. o The construction of the building was ordered by Goharshad Agha, wife of Shahrokh Timuri. The architect was Ostad Ghavamaldin Shirazi who also built the mosque, monastery and Goharshad school in Harat (presently Afghanistan). This mosque is the best preserved. o Was built in 1398-1401 AD. o Consists of 4 terraces on four sides of its court, the biggest terrace is Maghsoreh Terrace towards Ghebleh (Kaba) with a portal of 27m (89 feet) high, a dome and two minarets, each with a height of 40 meters and you can see them on this photo! o There are writings in Sols form on the front. There is a mosaic tile altar with cornices and pulpit with fretwork. A sun dial was used to tell prayer time. In addition to decorative aspect, there is a spiritual feeling to this place. o This Islamic architecture complex which is distinctive in its beauty and still stands firm after six centuries, hosts millions of pilgrims every year. The entrance porch is a continuation of the well-known “one archway set inside another” style that developed both in Samarqand and in the hands of the architects of Shiraz. This portal possesses a number of raised and recessed areas that give it extra depth and distinction.
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