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 iconic building can be seen on many posters, photos or front pages of guide books. The tiles decorating the building are famous. Views of mosque are super also at night. Pay entrance fee and visi...  more »
  • If you are a photographer you will love this place. So many angles, different tiles etc. 200,000 ir fee and the downside was yet another with scaffolding . Iran must do all their restorations at once ...  more »
  • Only safe via architecture masterpiece Mosque is vast and magnificent. Shades of blue were impressive mosques in other cities, but this stood out yellow. I think you should go when you either come in Esfahan, always place.
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Where to stay in Esfahan

Esfahan includes a smattering of accommodations that provide variety, if not depth of choice. Along the main Chahar Bagh drag and the streets that lead off it, you'll find a few fairly basic hotels, providing decent rooms in the city center, close to the main attractions and services. Hostels can be found, with dormitory rooms providing particularly good options for budget-conscious travelers who want to be right in the thick of things close to the main square and the bazaar. The most luxurious hotels in town lie further to the south, set in historic buildings overlooking the river.
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