The magnificent mosque was built during the Safavid era, ordered by Shah Abbas I. It is located in Isfahan, central Iran, standing in southern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square. The monument is is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era.
The mosque is registered, along with the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendour is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions- characteristics of Persian Islamic architecture.
The mosque is depicted on the reverse of the Iranian 20,000 rials banknote.
Here are IRNA’s photos of this Persian architecture masterpiece: