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Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 85 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.
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  • Mosque located near the Bazaar is very beautiful tiles though, it was impressive. It was a chapel lined many pillars and an orderly and very interesting mosques.
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  • The mosque is not much different from others. But explore some of the corners of this mosque. A group of pillars at the SE corner are quite nice. A look back from there to the front gate is also prett...  read more »
  • Another beautiful mosque in Shiraz. In fact in Iran the mosques are beautiful. Each one that visits more people admire beautiful forms and religious sense.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Very beautiful
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