Saheb Ol-Amr Mosque

Saheb Ol-Amr Mosque or King Tahmasp Mosque

The Sāheb Al-Amr mosque is located in the center of the city of Tabriz (eastern Azerbaijan region) and its construction dates back to the Safavid era. This building which due to various events such as the Ottoman attack and the earthquake suffered extensive damage, has been restored and rebuilt.

It, also known as the Shah Tahmāsp mosque, has a dome and two minarets; of the original construction of the mosque there are only two marble arches that have a historical value.

Next to one of the rooms, there is an inscription in marble and above the other arch there is a sura from the Koran. Sculptures with images of intertwining flowers and leaves and arabesques constitute the architectural decorations of this building.

This mosque which in the past included the madrasa Akbarieh, today also houses the museum of the Koran and of writing.

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