Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), Esfahan

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Rekindle your spirituality at the gate of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), part of a World Heritage Site. Finished in 1629, the complex features four iwans and arcades, with the tallest one being 33 m (108 ft) high in front of the structure's largest dome. The predominantly dark-blue art of mosaic slowly turns into yellow and green as you go deeper into the mosque; along the way you can see the Thuluth script calligraphy alongside traditional Iranian ornaments on the intricate mosaics of over 475,000 tiles. The complex features Islamic era architecture of Iran. Plan to visit Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Esfahan attractions using our Esfahan journey planner .
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  • This magnificent mosque - or rather a complex of buildings was built in the 17th century and stands on the South side of Naghsh-e Jahan square - you should take time to visit
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  • I was fascinated looking at the beauty of the interior and exterior of the mosque which digadang-gadang as the masterpiece of his Persian architecture. It felt very appropriate and not excessive. Indeed the truly extraordinary. Especially if you are a lover of Persian architecture. If you visit Emam Square in Isfahan. The mosque is obligatory circled great. though have to spend 200,000 rials feels that enough value for money.
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  • This mosque is one of the main attraction in Nash-e-Jahan. We were here during winter and it only opens from 9am till 4pm. Visitors need to purchase a ticket before entering the site. The mosque was s...  more »
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