Jameh Mosque of Qazvin
Qazvin Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Iran and the oldest Iranian mosque. Its first building was built on fire temple from the Sassanian era. The fire temple was in the south part of the porch. The mosque is by the four-porch style and is located in the city of Qazvin. It was built in 192 AH on the command of Haroon-Rasheed. In the Mogul attack on Qazvin and since it was the most important mosque in the city, part of it (including the southern porch) was destroyed, but in next period, it was restored.
The architectural style of this mosque is related to the Seljuk and Safavid periods and is similar to the rest of the buildings that built in these times. The Jameh mosque, which is undoubtedly one of the most sacred places in the city of Qazvin, has an area of about 3500 square meters consist of four entrances and courtyards, and for each one a large porch has been built. courtyards with domes and minarets are considered to be beautiful examples of Islamic and traditional Iranian architecture. Architectural works of this period are shown in several periods and the oldest part belongs to the second Islamic century. The porches were restored during the Safavid period, but the eastern porch has been restored during the Qajar period.
In 2013, the Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Qazvin province, while restoring the western minaret, opened the museum of stone and pottery on the western shrine of this historic mosque. In this museum, various types of pottery, stones, arches, tiles and various types of stucco have been featured.