Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ramak M
Tehran, Iran270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2010 • Couples
Natanz is best-known these days as the home of an underground bunker in which Iran pursues its nuclear technology program. This fact is likely to keep it in the news, but it is unlikely to put the town on many tourists' agendas. Yet worth of your attention it is, for this ancient caravan-town houses the finest Mongol-era (Il-Khanid) mosque anywhere in Iran.

It is not the largest mosque in Iran by a long way, but it is a masterpiece of Islamic art and all three of the people in our party were absolutely blown away by this small, stunningly beautiful mosque. The main portal has some of the finest tile-work and stucco work you will find anywhere in this country- which is really saying something in Iran. Incredibly, this mosque has been ravaged by art collectors. Part of the tilework is in the Louvre and part is in the British Museum. Furthermore, some looter has even hacked a panel out of one of the wooden doors. But even in this diminished state it is worth a leisurely visit. Forget about uranium enrichment and enjoy the cool, blue-green tiles.
Written October 12, 2011
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Eric P
Bordeaux, France149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand3,836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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TC0241
Lautrec, France1,268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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beth k
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
The tomb belongs to a renowned
local Sufi mystic of the 11th century, while the mosque is one of the
best preserved of all Ilkhanid-era buildings, dating from the early
14th century. The highlights are the imamzadeh’s intricate muqarnas
(stalactite-type stone carving) ceiling and tall portal with its
exquisite turquoise and blue-and-white tiled calligraphy, and the
intricately carved but very worn wooden door at the entrance to the
mosque.conudering if you are on a tight budget I recommend you to call or send a text to(+989103610254) for free accommodation in kashan.he is so helpful and can handle your trip to this sightseeing by a very low cost price and also you can use his free accommodation in kashan.
Written October 8, 2015
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Christopher D
Gurnee, IL210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
The eyes of the world may be on Natanz -- an area where Iran's uranium enrichment plants reside near the mountains with military bases surrounding it -- but it is definitely watching for the wrong reasons. Natanz in general (the region and town) is very pretty, with the landscape of plains and mountains surrounding it. The Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque (Friday Mosque) is no exception.

When I had visited in March 2013, Natanz was not originally on my itinerary to visit (as I suppose for many people it would not be -- does not appear tourists frequent very often), but I am glad we went. The Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque is a tomb of a famous Sufi named Sheikh Abd al-Samad Esfahani built in the 1300's AD. The mosque/tomb itself is not very large, but it is very pretty with a stark blue color of the entranceway against the very beige, simple stone of the mosque itself -- not vibrantly colorful like mosques in Esfahan, but the contrast makes this truly beautiful.

I was unable to enter the mosque because it was closed when we had arrived, but did walk around the complex. It was a nice experience, and Natanz as a whole should be visited by more people -- you my see the uranium plant from a distance or the military bases that dot the landscape, but what you should be looking for is the very peaceful, beautifully constructed town of Natanz and the Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque and the very nice people that live and work here. Should be on everyone's itinerary visiting Iran.
Written April 19, 2013
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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sanderva
Amsterdam, The Netherlands289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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