Saheb-ol-Amr Mosque (Museum of Quran and Writing)

Museum of Quran and Writing

Address:
Saheb-ol-Amr square, at the end of Darayi street, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran
Visiting time:
Until 14:30 in the afternoon
Weekly holiday:
Mondays
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan , 25th of Shavval( these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Kordad (solar calender)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
1
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
1
About: Saheb-ol-Amr Mosque (Museum of Quran and Writing)

Temple of Tabriz Saheb-ol-Amr was the royal mosque of King Tahmasp Safavid. In ancient era, this location was temple of Mithraism. 
This mosque was destroyed in 1045 AH by army of fourth Sultan Morad and it was renovated after retreat of Ottomans. Then, it collapsed again in drastic earthquake in 1193 AH, and in 1208 it was rebuilt by Jafar- goli-khan Donboli known as Batmanglinj, son of Ahmad Khan. 
In 1266 AH, Mirza Ali Akbar Khan, translator of Russia consulate, was a wealthy man and he did mirror decoration of some parts of monument and vestibule and their repair and he constructed the current yard and school and determined endowments for them.
This building has one dome and two minarets and their shapes are different from other mosques. Because of this, it is a unique mosque. From first Shah Tahmasp period, just two marble vaults have remained which have historical aspects. Next to one of these vaults, there was a marble inscription and on top of the other vault, “Al-jen” Sura has been written.
Nowadays, calligraphy and Quran museum has been set in Saheb-ol-Amr mosque. Tens of Quran, orisons, and relief of God’s speech which have been created during years exist in this place. 
This relic has been recorded as one of the national works of Iran with registry number 4196 in 10th of Mehr, 1380 (2001).

General Specifications
Name
Saheb-ol-Amr Mosque (Museum of Quran and Writing)
Age
Safavid era
Restoration
Its last restoration was during the years 1994-1998. (1373-1377 in solar calendar)
Special features
This building has a Dome and twominarets that are rather different than those of the other mosques.
Suggestions
Best time to visit
Doesn't matter
Duration of visit
Atleast half an hour
Nearest tourist attractions
The great Bazaar of Tabriz, Jame Mosque of Tabriz, constitution museum
Access route
Address
Saheb-ol-Amr square, at the end of Darayi street, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan, Iran
How to access
Taxi, bus
Facilities
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
WC
Residence
Restaurant
Buffet
Network coverage
Saheb-ol-Amr Mosque (Museum of Quran and Writing)
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