Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque

Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque, Natanz

Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
A very impressive, small mosque, with some notable features
Sep 2019
Our guide recommended this Ilkhanid mosque, which dates to the C14th. It has the usual 4 iwans around a courtyard, and an octagonal dome as well as the circular main dome. The entrance portal is very impressive. As with other mosques we have visited, it also has a plain winter prayer hall. Unusually, in one of the iwans is a red-painted fresco of a sword and the Hand of Fatima symbol.
Quite nearby is a fire temple, (ashtaneyeh) but only 4 columns remain .
Written May 1, 2020
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia753 contributions
Old Find in Natanz
Mar 2019 • Couples
Natanz village was a real find on our way to Estafan and well worth a visit. It has something missing on the journey from Kashan ...trees !!! The village is attractive and the mosque interesting, mainly due to its age. Under going restoration and a story to tell.
Written March 31, 2019
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Kashan Tour Guide (Emran)
Kashan, Iran52 contributions
Mongolia mosque
Nov 2018
It's beautiful mosque about Mongolia time in iran(800 years ago)
Some part of mosque is older means more than 10000 years ago(deylami government)
The mosque is in city center and opposite of mosque is fire tempel(char taghi)
Written November 7, 2018
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sanderva
Amsterdam, The Netherlands252 contributions
Smal Worldclass Gem
May 2018
De Iwan Gate of this small mosque with its turquoise en blue 3D Kufi-script tilework is world-class. Insanely beautiful The pointed Roof over the shrine is equally fine. Absolutely worth a detour between Esfahan and Kashan
Written October 29, 2018
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Exotic P
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Exotic Mosque
Apr 2018
I have been there many times. It is a 700-year-old mosque and tomb next to a 2000-year-old tree. It has a 20m minaret and inside is very mysterious. Highly recommended for a tour past Abyaneh on the way from Kashan to Isfahan.
Written April 16, 2018
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,587 contributions
Isolated beautiful mosque in the desert with splashing water sound at the wall, from running underground water
Apr 2018 • Friends
This historical mosque is so beautiful with typical facade and minarets with turquoise colored tiles and dome. Inside , there is open air square with the underground cistern on lt side where water running underneath. When the water is paddled , we can hear splashing sound of water at the opposite wall on the right of the mosque. Outside the mosque, there is flower garden and local historical museum.
Written April 2, 2018
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Ramak M
Tehran, Iran269 contributions
Enchanted by blue
Nov 2017 • Friends
Sheikh abdolsamad Natanzi was a theosophist buried in Natanz and his mausoleum was built by Teymurid rulers. The very shinny blue tiles make a spectecular and impressive view.
Check my photos in instagram, un_focus
Written December 8, 2017
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TC0241
Lautrec, France1,285 contributions
Mosque in restoration progress worth a stop, very pleasent
Oct 2017 • Friends
We stopped off here for 40 minutes or so, it is a very pleasant place in a small village.
The mosaics are quite stunning and some seem to be 3D and are very intricate indeed.

Small garden next to the site which was well laid out and well tended.
Written November 3, 2017
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J0anned568
Canberra, Australia691 contributions
Unusual mosque with pyramid dome
May 2017 • Friends
The town of Natanz is just off the highway between Esfahan and Kashan. It is well worth a short stop to see this unusual mosque with its beautiful portal, tower and pyramid shaped 'dome'. You need to be able bodied to enter inside because of the stone steps at the entry point and also into the tomb.

The mosque is quite old, but much of what you see dates from the 14th Century in the Illkanid period. Thus, there is a wonderful combination of stone carvings, stucco work, fancy brickwork and simple use of light and dark blue tiles, typical of this period. In our travels around Iran, I came to appreciate the architecture of this period for its more restrained use of these elements to create a pleasing style that is not too ornate. The tall portal is quite beautiful, with a complex array of these elements. The blue pyramid ‘dome’ is also unusual. Next to the mosque is a tomb for an 11th Century Sufi mystic. Also look towards the lower peaks of the Mtj Karkas to spy the Eagle (or Hawk) tomb – supposedly in honor of the eagle that killed a snake threatening one of the ancient kings.
Written June 5, 2017
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Eric P
Bordeaux, France153 contributions
Stunning
Apr 2017 • Friends
The small town of Natanz deserves the visit because of this mosque. A very old one, one the earliest mosque even. The beautiful portal of the former madrassa is the master piece of this mosque. Beautiful one. It alone deserves the visit. The mosque itself is interesting also. Early architecture as I said.
A must see.
In addition, Natanz is a small city and people are eager to meet foreigners. Very interesting meetings there despite poor english, but so much open smiles and will to exchange.
An extremely nice stop on the road.
Written April 21, 2017
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