Goharshad Mosque

Iran, Mashhad

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Goharshad Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Iran which is located in Razavi Khorasan province in the northeast of the country. The mosque has an area of 9410 square meters.

Goharshad Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Iran which is located in Razavi Khorasan province in the northeast of the country. The mosque has an area of 9410 square meters.

This mosque was constructed by Goharshad (the wife of Shahrokh Teimoori), in 821 AH. This mosque has gone under repair once during the Safavid reign and the other in the Qajar era. The architect of this famous mosque is Qavamuddin Shirazi, one of the famous architects of Iran.

The mosque, which is categorized among four-porches Iranian mosques, has a large square courtyard with seven pray halls (shabestan) around. The porches in this mosque are among the most famous Iranian porches because of the numerous arts used in their construction.

The most important section of this mosque is its southern portico which boasts of arches and valuable inscriptions. 

All year round, visits are possible to a religious treasure where you can enjoy the peaceful, spiritual ambience and admire the architecture grandeur.

Address: Holy Shrine, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province.

  • Open 24 hours
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