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Soltani or Shah or Imam Mosque is one of the beautiful structures in Semnan that was built during the reign of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (1772–1834). This four iwan (a vaulted hall, walled on three sides and open on one side) mosque has four entrances in the north, west, east and south. The façade of the northern and eastern entrances have beautiful Muqarnas (ornamented vaulting) decorations. The northern entrance has a Persian blue tile inscription under which a slab of marble with a poem inscription in the Nastaleeq calligraphy hand has been installed. The courtyard of Soltani Mosque has a howz (pool) with four separate flowerbeds. Of the mosques four iwans, the western and eastern iwans are larger and more beautiful. Quranic verses, the names of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar and the construction date of the mosque have been inscribed above these iwans. The Maqsurah (an enclosure near the prayer niche or Mihrab) in the western iwan has 40 domes and 40 pillars. This iwan has a marble Mihrab with 11 steps and two unfinished minarets. A small dome with blue tile decorations sits above the Maqsurah. Soltani Mosque was registered as a National Heritage Site in 1936. 

Soltani Mosque

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    Emam St.