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Isfahan’s Jameh Mosque Wins TripAdvisor Award

Isfahan’s Jameh Mosque Wins TripAdvisor AwardIsfahan’s Jameh Mosque Wins TripAdvisor Award

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan has won the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, according to IRNA.

“Based on a poll carried out by TripAdvisor, Jameh Mosque of Isfahan won the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award”, the caretaker of the Isfahan branch of  Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicentury

crafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Roohullah Saeed Al-askari said.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel review website which is active in 42 countries.

“Founded in 2010, the Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor” according to  its website.

Jameh Mosque, the grand and congregational mosque in the Iranian historical city of Isfahan, is one of the oldest mosques (8th century) in Iran.

Also known as Atiq Mosque, the building is the first Islamic structure that adapted the four-courtyard layout of Sassanid palaces to Islamic religious architecture.

Its double-shelled ribbed domes represent an architectural innovation that inspired builders throughout the region.

The beautiful structure illustrates the evolution of mosque architecture since 841 CE when it was first founded.

The building includes architectural features of different historical periods including Qajar, Ilkhanid, Safavid and Seljuk eras.

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