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Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

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Religious Site
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.
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TripAdvisor
  • Amazing for those how loves Iranian culture and history.... It is situated in Vakil Bazaar in the heart of the city...  more »
  • It's fairly quiet & empty with little tourist. but I just can't recommend this place because of it's high entrance fee. It may or may not be worth it depends on what you feel about the place after you...  more »
  • This is what you come to Iran for, or it should be. It was the second tourist site we visited on our 3 week journey through Iran and we were stunned there were so few people here (refer photo) A coupl...  more »
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  • Visit at the time of day when the sun will shine through the windows.. Prepare to have your mind blown full of colors.
  • Not as mindogglingly and jawdroppingly impressive as Shahcheragh Holy Shrine but definitely worth visiting.
  • It's a great feeling to walk in a building that have been build 300 years ago .
  • 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.
  • a beautiful mosque part of Vakil tourist attraction