Unique blue tiles form an impressive mosaic that covers the walls of the Shah Mosque, a fine example of Persian architecture. This superb complex is located in Isfahan, the second largest city in Iran. The interior of the mosque, built in the 17th century, glitters with blue light of extraordinary intensity and the superb tile patterns capture the classic Iranian motifs of symbolic appeal for fruitfulness and effectiveness.
Built during the Safavid period, it is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began in 1611, and its splendor is mainly due to the beauty of its seven-colour mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions.