...First of 4 amazing postcards... fantastic surprises from dear postcard friends Gian Luca and Raffaella travelling in Iran... showing one of the jewels of Persia... stunning monument and one of the highlights at the head of Esfahan's main square.... a show piece of Persian Architecture... Thank a lot Gian Luca and Raffaella!! (✿ ♥‿♥) ➞ My UNESCO WHS
The Shah Mosque (Imam Mosque) is located on the South side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square in the city of Isfahan.
Imam Mosque is a large and complex structure, elaborately decorated with rambling and detailed seven-colour mosaic tile patterns. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and finished in 1619. The mosque is an architectural masterpiece from the Safavid era. The main dome is the largest in the city of Isfahan, and reaches a height of 52 meters (171 ft).
In 1979 “Imam’s Square” with Imam mosque was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It’s registered as one of the four most historic villages of Iran.