Jameh Mosque of Gorgan


Cultural-Historical, Religious


The Golestan province has both pristine and beautiful nature like the Golestan forests, as well as historic cities such as Gonbad and Gorgan. Gorgan, the capital of the province, is an ancient city. Excavations at the Torang Teppe indicate that the city dates back to about 6,000 BC. Also, the discovery of the remains of the "Wall of Gorgan", which researchers have compared to the Chinese wall, proves that the city is old.

Jame Mosque of Gorgan is located in the old neighborhood near the Nalabandan market in Pai Sarv - one of the central and historic districts of the city.

Buildings in Gorgan are destroyed more rapidly than other cities due to temperate and humid climates. So, there found fewer historical monuments and structures in the northern provinces than in arid and desert regions. The Gorgan Mosque is no exception. Its first construction dates back to the Seljuq dynasty, but it was damaged by years and centuries of humid weather, and finally, it was restored. There remains just one minaret from the Seljuq era and the rest of the mosque either goes back to the time of the Kara Koyunlu of the Safavid era or the Timurid.

This mosque is built on an area of two thousand and four hundred twenty square meters. Many years ago, there was a cemetery around this mosque that became a part of the city due to the development of urbanization. Jame Mosque of Gorgan is a mosque with a two-iwans plan. It has a courtyard with an area of seven hundred fifty square meters and four L-shaped prayer halls which have five doors that open to the courtyard. When there is a large congregation of worshipers or attendees, three wide doors in the shabistan open to the conference hall on the ground floor(that is a library), to make the ceremony easier.




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