Most cities with sizable Muslim populations possess a primary congregational mosque. The unique hybrid of design and dimensions, reflect the atmosphere of the period or geographic region and the expertise of the architect. The grand congregational mosque of Yazd in Iran is unique in this regard and thus enjoys a special place in the history of Islamic architecture.
|Jame Mosque of Yazd, Iran|
This magnificent mosque dating back to 12th century is regarded as one of the outstanding building. It is believed that the mosque was built on the ruins of the Sassanid fire temple by Ala'oddoleh Garshasb during the Al-e-Bouyeh dynasty and was largely rebuilt in 14th century. The two most outstanding features of this Islamic mosque are its domes and minarets. It is famous for its notable minaret’s architecture as the highest in the world with more than 52 meter and their turquoise gem that could be seen from miles away. With the special tiles works and various domes, this mosque is an excellent example of Islamic architecture. Under the central dome inside the mosque, there are some smaller dome like arches designed with dazzling ceramic tiles and the beautiful manuscripts from holy Quran which depict the masterpieces of calligraphy and tiling.