Agha Bozorg mosque
Agha bozorg mosque is located in a street named after this mosque, as an important attraction in iran tourism in Kashan, is belonging to one of the Islam Marja and scholars of the Shi'ism called Mullah Mehdi Naraghi, who is famous as Agha bozorg.
Where is Agha bozorg mosque?
Kashan is a city with unique historical monuments and a great sample of beautiful iranian architecture. Agha bozorg mosque of Kashan is one of the mosques of this city, which has a lot of artistic and historical significance and is one of the iran tourism attractions.
History of Agha bozorg mosque
Over a hundred and seventy years ago, under the rule of Mr. Mohammad Khan Qajar, a man named Mohammad Taghi Khanban laid the foundation stone for the construction of this school and mosque.
He wanted a local mosque for a congregational prayer for the people and also a school for teaching, the discussion between students and the preaching of Mullah Mahdi Naraqi.
The construction of the Agha bozorg mosque that has five floors and is the only five-story mosque in the world, took eight years and was launched in the early years of Nasir al-Din Shah's rule in Qajar dynasty. The composition of the school and the Agha bozorg mosque, which was later built next to it, is always a magical example of connecting and coordinating the two buildings together.
The architecture of Agha bozorg mosque
Agha bozorg mosque of Kashan is located in a special climate and its warm and dry climate has made the architects of this area to use the most beautiful and most practical architectural for this city houses.
One of the features of the Agha bozorg mosque of Kashan is the use of these ingenious tricks of Iranian architects who built a dome on eight large columns to escape the overwhelming heat of this desert city, that the cool air flows through this dome without obstacles and creates a natural ventilation
Another interesting architecture feature in Agha bozorg mosque is visible when you enter it. Almost all of us when we enter a mosque, we expect to see a large pond in the middle of the courtyard of the mosque, while the Agha bozorg mosque in Kashan throws out this stereotypical impression from your mind and instead of seeing a turquoise pond at the entrance, you will see a garden that is located one floor below the ground that has a dock and watercourse and has chambers and rooms around it.
The decoration of Agha bozorg mosque
Agha bozorg mosque is not so simple that looks like a bunch of bricks and clay, and not so glamorous that it has been exaggerated in decoration. The architect of Agha bozorg mosque has tried to take a moderate path in decorating this mosque.
When you going to visit Agha bozorg mosque, decorations such as Mogharnas, painting, tiling, woodwork and carvings, plaster will catch your eyes. The tiles used to decorate the Agha bozorg mosque have been painted with beautiful colors and flowers, plants and birds that every visitor admires it.
Agha bozorg mosque virtual visit
More information about Agha bozorg mosque:
Address: Agha bozorg mosque Alley - Fazel Naraqi St. – Kashan - Isfahan Province - Iran
Access time: morning till evening
Weekend closure: -
Cost for foreign nationals: Free
Suggested visit time: less that one hour
Phone number: -
Access to vehicles: