Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

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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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  • A mosque with unique and colorful design. The tiles are very artistic and colorful . The unique pulpit with marble stone is located in hall of mosque. Take photo-Relaxing-walking-History  more »
  • It is one of the vakils jeweles adjusent to hamam vakil the interior is just decorated like other zand dynasty architecture dont miss the shabestan and its spiral columns a perspective picture is amus...  more »
  • Vakil Mosque is like a Persian garden. Full of floral patterns and beautiful tiles and simple brick work. As a comparison to the other mosques in Isfahan for example, Vakil mosque is more simple but i...  more »
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  • A good place to see Persian Islamic architectural style and enjoy one of the important historical landmarks in Shiraz.
  • 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.
  • Tranquil and beautiful tile work! Look up at the ceiling!
  • One of the famous mosque in Shiraz. Great Islamic architecture.

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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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