Photographer's Note

Situated on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Sheikh Lutfullah Mosque was constructed between 1602 to 1619 A.D. in Shah Abbas (I)'s era.

The monument's architect was Mohammadreza Isfahani. He solved the problem of the difference between the direction of kaabeh and gateway of the building by devising a connecting vestibule between the entrance and the enclosure.

The diameter of the inner dome is 12m laid on walls with the thickness of 170cm. One of the unique characteristics of the mosque is the peacock at the center of its dome. If you stand at the entrance gate of the inner hall and look at the center of the dome, a peacock whose tail is the sunrays came in from the hole in the ceiling could be seen. The mosque was named after Sheikh Lutfullah, a religious leader from what is now Lebanon who was invited to Isfahan and was paid special attention by the Safavid king.
This photo was captured from Ali-Qapu roof.

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