Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شیخ لطف الله‎‎)[2] is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.

The purpose of this mosque was for it to be a private mosque of the royal court … For this reason, the mosque does not have any minarets and is of a smaller size.

When reaching the entrance of the mosque, one would have to walk through a passage that winds round and round, until one finally reaches the main building. Along this passage there were standing guards, and the obvious purpose of this design was for the women of the harem to be shielded as much as possible from anyone entering the building.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Lotfollah_Mosque

 

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