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Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • If you are under a time pressure you can skip this mosque since in your visit to Iran you will see many of these mosques. This mosque in Shiraz would not be the more impressive one. Make sure you visi...  more »
  • This mosque next to the Vakil bazar distinguishes itself by the impressive tiled portal and the 48 carved pillars inside.  more »
  • Beautiful pine forest. A large mosque with a unique altar and pulpit. With numerous beautiful pillars that made the forest of stone pillars. With a large dock.  more »
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  • Vakil mosque in Vakil complex. Really amazing. Just talk normally and your voice heard in whole mosque,
  • Visit at the time of day when the sun will shine through the windows.. Prepare to have your mind blown full of colors.
  • Great architecture. 100% recommended!
  • 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 .

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The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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