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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  • August 11, 2017
    I think it's the most beautiful mosque whole the world with a very clever and amazing combination of Islamic Iranian calligraphy and miniature. You can spend at least one hour to watch the internal do...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    A wonder that this "mosque for women": the most beautiful mosque in the world despite its small size. The outside is beautiful when, late in the day, the Sun him address its last rays. Inside: maximum elegance and the best room.
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  • August 8, 2017
    this mosque has a unique design in terms of plan and color. the painting on the dome is considered as the most significant art work in mosques. if you have a sharp eye you can see a spectacular peacoc...  more »
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  • April 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    Just fabulous! You can't find any mosque like that!
  • May 21, 2017
    I'm sure you haven't seen a mosque like this before! Amazing!
  • October 16, 2016
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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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