ALI MINARET & MOSQUE
Ali minaret (Persian: مناره علی) is a historical minaret in Isfahan, Iran. It is close to the Ali mosque. This minaret is the oldest minaret in Isfahan, which dates back to the 11th century. This minaret is 48 meters in height and is the highest historical minaret in Isfahan. It is said that this minaret was originally 50 meters, but its height has been decreased two meters in the course of time.
The beautiful inscription which has decorated the mosque’s portal shows it was rebuilt in 1522. The mosque was named after the first Shiite Imam Ali. It is one of the most important religious buildings in Isfahan. At the corner of mosque’s courtyard there is the Ali Minaret. The minaret was built in early 11th century. It is the highest minaret in Isfahan, about 48 meters high. The minaret’s Shaft shows beautiful geometric designs by brick and at least four Kufic inscriptions.