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. To visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and get the most from your holiday in Esfahan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Esfahan sightseeing planner .
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  • This mosque represented the Shiite Islamic culture mix with the Persian cevilisation. She represenete also the Persian architectural intelligence.
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  • Small but beautiful, you see soon the morning is when the light gives you that wonderful splendour. Although it is small to my I Marvel how perfect that was its dome.
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  • Mosque in delicacy and finesse. A visit, is part of the essential, last entry at 4 pm in winter, entered 200000 rials
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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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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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