Most Beautiful Mosques in Iran
Iran is home to unique architectural buildings. Among these astonishing structures, you can find beautiful mosques. There are so many attractive mosques all around Iran and each corner of this vast country can show you different historical mosques. In this article, we tried to select some of the most important mosques in Iran and let you know more about them. Also, you can watch the pictures of Iranian mosques after the descriptions.
Nasir Al Mulk Mosque in Shiraz
Address: Lotfali Khan Zand St,Shiraz
Visiting Time: 8 to 12:30 and 15 to 19 - Holidays: 8 to 11 and 16 to 18:30 –No visit at nights
If you go to Shiraz, you can’t miss visiting this adorable pink mosque. This unique mosque was built during Qajar era (between 1876 to 1888) by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali (Nasir al Molk), a Qajar ruler. Mohamd Hasan-e Memar and Mohamadreza Kashi saz were the architectures of this wonderful construction. You surely watched the photos of this attractive mosque among the most eye-catching hand-made buildings of the world. The colorful glasses that most of them are in pink, make the visitors to call it Pink Mosque. Many travelers love to take beautiful pictures in this wonderful colourful mosque. You can try it too, but don’t forget to be there around 8 am to find it solitude.
Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
Address: Taleghani St, Shiraz
Visiting Time: 08:00 to 20:00
Vakil Mosque is one of the most famous historical mosques located in the heart of shiraz. This is a part of Vakil Complex which includes a bazaar, a mosque and a historic bath which are among must visit spots in Shiraz city. This artistic mosque was built by the order of Karim Khan Zand, the great king of Iran about 200 years ago when Shiraz was the capital city of Iran. Every corner of this mosque is an artwork and you can find the walls and ceiling of the mosque which are decorated as beautifully as possible. Vakil Mosque has two east and west porches, and in the courtyard of the mosque you can see the colorful tiles capture the eyes. In this mosque, be sure to watch the Pearl Arch, which is located in the northern part of the mosque and its height is about 20 meters.
Shah Mosque (Imam Mosque) in Isfahan
Address: Naghshe Jahan Sq, Isfahan
Visiting Time: 9 to 17:00
Undoubtedly you will visit Shah Mosque during your trip to Isfahan, a beautiful mosque with a charming blue dome on top side of Naghshe Jahan Square. Shah Mosque belongs to Safavid era and was built under the command of Shah Abbas. The Mosque can be considered as one of the most famous examples of Islamic Iranian architecture and the result of a thousand years of mosque building art in Iran. Stunning design of colorful tiles, valuable inscriptions, arches, porches and a large pool in the middle of the courtyard of the mosque should be seen many times. The magnificent and dazzling dome of the Grand Mosque, which shines like a turquoise jewel in the heart of Isfahan's historical area, is 52 meters high and below it there is a point where the sound is reflected which will make you amazed. Don’t forget to visit this nice mosque in your tour to Isfahan.
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan
Address: Naghshe Jahan Sq,Isfahan
Visiting Time: 9 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:00
After visiting Shah Mosque, it is time to walk to another side of Naghshe Jahan Square to visit the other masterpiece of architecture. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is known as Ladies Mosque due to its gentle interior designing. You can see thousands of tiles which have been created next to each other with cheerful colors, both in interior and exterior of the mosque. The exterior of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque has a collection of reliefs and floral motifs, which is a unique masterpiece of art and design. Also, the blue and yellow motifs have been used to decorate the doors and windows of the mosque. If you want to go to Isfahan, don’t miss visiting this artwork of Safavid era artists.
Atigh Jame Mosque in Isfahan
Address: Allame Majlesi St, Qiam Sq, Isfahan
Visiting Time: 9 to 16:30
Atigh Jame Mosque of Isfahan, as a UNESCO World Heritage site is a magnificent structure which can represent the artwork of different dynasties in Iran. It is such a painting which every part of it was designed during different periods. In addition to Seljuk era, changes were made in this mosque during Ilkhanid dynasty, Muzaffarians, al-Buwayh, the Timurids, the Safavids and the Qajar era and we can see the art of each of these historical periods in Atigh Jame Mosque. The mosque like many other old mosques in Iran, has four porches and its irreplaceable decorations dazzle the eyes of every enthusiastic viewer. Iranista specialists suggest you to not lose visiting this peaceful mosque if you go to Isfahan during your trip to Iran.
Agha Bozorg Mosque in Kashan
Address: Fazel Naraghi St, Kashan
Visiting Time: 09:30 to 18:00
You will face the tallest dome of Qajar era in Agha Bozorg Mosque. This mosque is among the top attractions of Kashan and is one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran. The mosque was designed in symmetrical pattern. The two exquisite and precious doors which are located at the main entrance of the mosque, were well designed. The most interesting thing is that the nails on the door of the Great Mosque are as many as the verses of the Qur'an. If you want to visit Kashan, we suggest to go to Agha Bozorg Mosque and enjoy its wonderful artistic designs.
Kaboud Mosque in Tabriz
Address: Imam St, Next to Khaghani Park, Tabriz
Visiting Time: 08:00 to 17:30
Kaboud Mosque also known as Blue Mosque is the Turquoise of Islam and one the most important attractions of Tabriz. The city was the capital city of Kara Koyunlu Dynasty and the mosque was constructed under the order of Jahan Shah King in 1465. Blue Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Iran and its eye-catching tile working will attract you to stand in front of it and watch it more and more. The unique and distinctive architecture of Blue mosque and the artistic usage of geometric elements in this mosque, has attracted the attention of many art lovers to this beautiful mosque. If you have a plan to visit Tabriz, the city in the northwest of Iran, and you are looking for an amazing mosque, Iranista suggests you to not loose visiting Kaboud Mosque. Also, you can find it in our favorite package of 14 Day Cultural tour and join us to explore this incredible structure.