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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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  • I would strongly recommend visiting this mosque even if you think that you could not take in one more mosque. It is at the mid-point of the long eastern wall of the square. Its yellow dome and portal ...  more »
  • It is a need-to-see museum with full of blue ceramics in the middle of the famous Esfahan square. Do not forget to check the shops.  more »
  • From the entrance you walk down a gold clad corridor to this huge domed room which is just breath taking. It is like nothing else we had seen in the whole of Iran. The basement is also worth visiting.  more »
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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.
  • 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.