|Ali Mosque And Minaret |
ALI MOSQUE AND MINARET
The Ali Mosque was originally constructed during Seljuik period but the mosque was renovated during Safavid dynasty.
The beautiful inscription which has decorated the mosque’s portal shows it was rebuilt in 1522. The mosque was named after the first Shiite Imam Ali. It is one of the most important religious buildings in Isfahan. At the corner of mosque’s courtyard there is the Ali Minaret. The minaret was built in early 11th century. It is the highest minaret in Isfahan, about 48 meters high. The minaret’s Shaft shows beautiful geometric designs by brick and at least four Kufic inscriptions.