Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Iran  /  Fars Province  /  Shiraz  /  Religious Sites  /  Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

(4/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
Visit Vakil Mosque, an 18th century mosque, and learn about the architecture of the Zand dynasty period. The mosque covers an area of 8,660 sq m (93,215 sq ft). Its name means "regent," and refers to Karim Khan, founder of the Zand dynasty who used that title. See decorative floral tiles, characteristic of the art of that period, in the mosque as well as in the garden. The minbar, or pulpit where the prayer leader (or imam) stands to deliver sermons, is a true masterpiece, made entirely out of green marble. Make Vakil Mosque part of your personalized Shiraz itinerary using our Shiraz vacation route planner.
Create a full Shiraz itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Shiraz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Shiraz by other users

6 days in Iran BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Asia, Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Asia, Europe & Middle East BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia, Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia, Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA July, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: July, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Iran BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Iran BY A USER FROM ITALY April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice mosque in Shiraz and great designs- I especially love the marble staircase and the carvings and usual colours. 
  • Amazing art work! The tile work is one of a kind that all must see to understand the rich architectural heritage of Iran! 
  • This Mosque is quite different from all other famous mosques you see in Iran. While it lacks the colour and the detail, It has certain vibe to it that makes the mosque special. The mosque is just next...  more »
Google
  • A very beautiful and historic mosque. But it is hidden deep inside the bazar, so you have to ask around: just say "masjede vakil" and people will tell you where to go, if that doesn't work, show them pictures. Shopkeepers know the way around better than consumers. good luck
  • Actually nothing to see, and work in progress at the moment of our visit. And there are so many incredible places for sightseeing in Chiraz, you can easily pass that one. Might be good to have a rest under the columns.
  • This mosque is so majestic and beautiful. The rows of columns at the main prayer hall makes the room feel so grand and I so small. It was under renovation when I visited and I would love to return when it's completed.
  • Not worthwhile to pay. There are many mosque in Shiraz which are more beautiful than it.
  • so beautiful