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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 hard to believe that this building is made by human ! I am not a religious person but every time I visit this mosque i feel some thing spiritual and feel better - I saw the most important buildi...  more »
  • The mosque of Sheik Lotfollah mosque, located in the eastern part of the 17th century Imam square. In the center of the dome is the shape of a Peacock. The wall in the prayer hall covered with blue, yellow, turquoise and white tiles with intricate Arabic inscriptions. Quotations from the Koran placed in each corner.
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  • Each "Lovers" and equipped with taste we agree with me: the mosque of Sheik Lotfollah is although not very big, but by far the most beautiful prayer room you can imagine the most beautiful mosque of Welt.Schon from the outside: the bright Dome, which changes its color depending on the time of day and sunlight; then the Interior of the Gebetssalls. Through the openwork window openings, fall the rays of the Sun during the day time and again on other tiled walls and form new patterns. -I said it already: the Lutfollah Mosque is one of the most beautiful cities in the most beautiful building I could see in my life now more than 70 years, and Isfahan.
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  • It may be the most beautiful piece of Persian architecture in the world. The mosque has a subtle entrance and you have to go through a windowless corridor to enter the prayer hall. The prayer hall is decorated only with blue and yellow Persian pattern, which symoblized sky and sea. Small windows around the top of the dome cast beams of sunlight into the hall. You can just enjoy the light and shadow effect for an hour.
  • 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.
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شیخ لطف الله‎‎)[2] is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reign of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty.
  • Easily one of the most beautiful buildings on earth. The scale of the building and the intricate rile work is staggering. This is in the top ten places I have ever visited.
  • I almost cried when I walked inside this mosque. I can't describe it but it's easily one of the most beautiful things you will see in your life.