The Masjed-e Imam Mosque (Shah Mosque / Royal Mosque) I felt was the most beautiful mosque in all of Iran (and even seeing the amazing Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, I feel the Masjed-e is even better than that). I had walked through this mosque twice, and will definitely visit again to see this. During Shah Abbas' time, this mosque was being built for the citizens to use (the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque in the Square as well was used as Shah Abbas' royal family mosque).
The mosque it is said contains over 18 million bricks, and 475,000 tiles. The tiles are extremely colorful (with many different colors throughout), due to the fact this mosque used a new technique called haft rangi (seven-colour) style, where the artists could paint the calligraphy or colors on the tile at once, and then fire it to set, which would keep the colors vibrant and strong (even to this day).
Inside the mosque it is acoustically perfect underneath the dome (where you can whisper, and your voice carries for all to hear), and there are rooms upon rooms of extremely colorful, detailed walls, columns, and domes to explore throughout. Expect to take at least 1-1/2 hours to explore if you are only going to visit once -- I had gone through this mosque twice, and easily spent twice that amount walking through, taking in the art and beauty.
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