(English) Shah Abbas Mosque
This mosque, which was built on the basis of a project by the well-known oriental architect Sheikh Bahaddin Muhammad Amili, is known as a Friday mosque. A double minaret was attached to this building in 1776. The mosque, which was built by the Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I in 1606, was refurbished by Javad Khan twice in the 17th century. There are 12 cells built in honour of the 12 imams inside the mosque. A madrasah operated here previously. One of the remarkable features of the mosque is that the shadow which falls on the western wall of the building disappears in the afternoon. This means that it is time for the afternoon prayer. There are similar mosques in Ardabil, Isfahan and Gazvin.