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The Agha Bozorg Mosque (Masjed-e Agha Bozorg)
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The Agha Bozorg Mosque (Masjed-e Agha Bozorg) is a famous historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque was built in the late 1700s by master-mimar Ustad Haj Sa'ban-ali, the mosque and , school (madrasah) is located in the center of Kashan.


The Agha Bozorg Mosque, considered as one of the most beautiful Islamic monuments of Iran, was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions held by Mollah Mahdi Naraghi II, known as Agha Bozorg.

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