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Khalvat Neshin or Shisheh (Crystal) Mosque of Isfahan

Vahid Pourtajrishi  6/24/2014

The mosque is located in Bagh Ghalandarha alley and connects the Hakim mosque to Big Bazaar of Isfahan. It is a small mosque which its small courtyard is covered with a crystal ceiling, that’s why people have nominated the mosque as Crystal Mosque. This mosque was built by Mohammad Qasem Zahed who was famous as Khalvat Neshin during the reign of Shah Soleiman Safavid. The southern Mehrab is designed with tile works. The inscription of the mehrab is written with white Solth on the blue color tiles. The inscription on the top of the entrance gate of the mosque shows the history of the mosque means 1100 Hijri-Qamari.

 


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