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Vakil Mosque, Shiraz
(3.9/5 based on 95+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • A nice visit for the gran architecture, but if short on time could be skipped. Easily located next to he bazaar. 
  • A nice, simple but nice. Beautiful tiles, beautiful white marble, a beautiful room of mehrab with these 48 pillars carved in cables,. Shame that work outside detract from the overall beauty.
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  • The Vakil Mosque next to the Vakil Bazaar is worth visiting with its woderful arcitecture. If have not much time and you need to decide between this mosque and Nasir al Molk Mosque, chose the other on...  more »
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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
  • 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