Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Iran  /  Fars Province  /  Shiraz  /  Historic Sites  /  Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

(110+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Shiraz itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Shiraz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Shiraz by other users

14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iran BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Iran BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Iran BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Iran BY A USER FROM CROATIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAQ June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAQ June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Iran BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAQ May, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Iran BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAQ July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This one is located right next to the bazaar and also to the Vakil baths. The mosque is quite pretty and you can get a reasonable view from the entrance without paying the 150k IRR entrance fee (much ...  more »
  • Some elegant design visible at this mosque, located near a major bazaar. Entry costs 150000rials for foreigners.  more »
  • Attached to the door of the Bazaar also recommend you visit this mosque-very nice internal colonnade and the many mosaics of different colors than usual, nice yard with hot tub (see attached photo).
    View original
Google
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not worthwhile to pay. There are many mosque in Shiraz which are more beautiful than it.
  • so beautiful