Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

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#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Shiraz
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. Take a look at our Shiraz online tour itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Vakil Mosque and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • September 30, 2017
    This is another beautiful mosque, with intricate tile work and architecture. It does tend to get quite busy because of its location, but you can still appreciate the beauty in a reflective spot. Well ...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    It's a pretty mosque which dates back to 270 years ago. The marble columns are the most magnificent part of this mosque.  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Even you go to see time or Arc, this place is beautiful and big. I will give it a try as it is near the bazaar  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    Vakil mosque in Vakil complex. Really amazing. Just talk normally and your voice heard in whole mosque,
  • April 8, 2017
    Visit at the time of day when the sun will shine through the windows.. Prepare to have your mind blown full of colors.
  • July 16, 2017
    Great architecture. 100% recommended!
  • March 8, 2017
    Not as mindogglingly and jawdroppingly impressive as Shahcheragh Holy Shrine but definitely worth visiting.
  • February 12, 2017
    It's a great feeling to walk in a building that have been build 300 years ago .

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