The Worlds Most Magnificent Mosques
Imam Mosque Iran
Headlining beside one of the worlds largest squares, Esfahans Imam Mosque (by architectShaykh Bahai)is a tiled wonder. Completely covered, inside and out, with pale blue and yellow ceramic tiles (an Esfahan trademark), its a stunning 17th century mosque, with its tiles seemingly changing colour depending on the light conditions. The main dome is 54m high and intricately patterned in a stylised floral mosaic, while the magnificent 30m high portal is a supreme example of architectural styles from the Safavid period (1502 to 1772).