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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  • The spiral stone columns are the most surprising parts of this building. They have been built in one line. In fact, this building is a part of the priceless Zandiyeh complex.  more »
  • Yes there are entrance fees for most places you want to visit in Iran but surely a tourist traveling all the way to another country would be prepared to pay less than $10 to see unique history. A must...  more »
  • Vakil Mosque of Shiraz is one of famous and oldest mosque in Iran. when you travel to Iran you can visit Vakil Mosque  more »
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  • This mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period;. However, it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period. "Vakil" means regent, which was the title used by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty.
  • Although, from outside it looks simple but believe me, that's not a case if you enter in it. Vakil Mosque is beautiful indeed which dates back to 275 years ago. It's courtyrad is big. The 48 carved marble columns are the main feature of this mosque. Colorful detailed mosaic work on walls & ceiling is amazing for those who have an interest in the rich architectural heritage around the world. Unfortunately, there is a enterance fee for tourists which is a stupid act. Religious monuments/Buildings, Shrines/Tombs of Religious personalities & poets are not meant for earning money. So, I always get disturb on such stupid steps of governments in any country. There must be a free enterance!!!
  • Nice design and u can go every where an take a picture
  • 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,

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