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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Esfahan

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A true masterpiece of Safavid Iranian architecture designed by a famous poet-architect, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque boasts some of the most impressive tile designs in the country. Visit the mosque to see its exterior use of Esfahan's signature blue and turquoise tiles in intricate patterns. On the inside, marvel at the complexity of harmonious mosaics, elaborate dome designs with cream-colored and deep blue tiles that change nuances during the day. Built in 1602-1619 as a private mosque for the royal court, the edifice stands in contrast to the lavish public mosque nearby. Add Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque to your Esfahan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Esfahan trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful mosques of Isfahan, both outside and inside. It is worth enter and appreciate its great dome from inside
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  • With 200 k rial per ticket you can find in 10 min. 2 places to visit. The Hall with the dome (small and beautiful tile work) and the basement (definitely not worth unless you sweat air) there are really more beautiful spots. BTW tourists pay 200 k rial pp and the tickets are 100 k rial, strange! So you get 2 tickets pp my advice, skip this mosque.
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  • Valuable this small mosque at the center of one of the longer sides of the rectangle outlined by Kohmeini Square. Rich inside and outside of elegant earthenware; a magical place.
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  • One of the most interesting ornaments IMHO was that stalagmite-like structure hanging above your head at the entrance. Another interesting fact: the Lotfollah Mosque had a secret entrance that spanned underneath the Maidan, from the Palace on the opposite side of the square.
  • Just fabulous! You can't find any mosque like that!
  • I'm sure you haven't seen a mosque like this before! Amazing!
  • Just two words to describe it: Awesome and unmissable! The interiors of this Mosque are magnificent and you could be never tired to gaze them. The highest point of persian Islamic architecture.
  • The most beautiful historical place that you can visit in this city!

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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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