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Must-See Mosques in Iran

Iran is home to breathtaking mosques filled with intricate mosaics and a kaleidoscope of colors.

Art manifestation in Islamic architecture was shown in mosque construction in countries like Iran. Iran is home to breathtaking mosques filled with intricate mosaics and a kaleidoscope of colors.
 
1. Imam Mosque, Isfahan (UNESCO SITE):
Imam Mosque or former Shah (Royal) Mosque is one of the finest and the most stunning mosques in Isfahan, Iran. It is registered along with the Naqsh-e Jahan Square as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Read More IRAN UNESCO SITES). The Mosque is also an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as the masterpiece of Persian Architecture. A unique characteristic of Imam Mosque is the acoustic properties and reflections at the central point under the dome. This mosque is built about 400 years ago. In the classic tour to Iran (which passes through Isfahan) or Isfahan tour, definitely you would explore this masterpiece in your tour.
 
2. Blue Mosque, Tabriz:
Blue mosque, also known as the Turquoise of Islam for the stunningly beautiful azure and turquoise mosaics covering both its interior and exterior, was built upon the order of Jahan Shah the ruler of Kara Koyunlu dynasty which made Tabriz the capital of his Kingdom. Although the mosque was damaged in an earthquake in 1779, reconstructions propped it up and make it one of the main Tabriz attractions for the Tabriz 2018 event. In the center of Tabriz city, you will discover Blue mosque beside Azerbaijan museum in your Tabriz tour.
 
3. Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Shiraz:
Nasir ol Molk Mosque, the most popular site for the photographer in Shiraz, from the outside this pink mosque seems like a fairly house of worship. A gorgeously colorful place near Shah Cheragh Shrine, it’s highly recommended to visit here in your Shiraz tour or classic Iran tour when it’s sunny in order to benefit from magical lights inside the mosque! 
 
4. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan:
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is known as one of the architectural masterpieces of Shah Abbas period, which was dedicated to his father-in-law. Its tile work represents the best example of architecture of Iran in the 17th century in Isfahan. Most attractive part of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is the pale tiles of the dome, which change color from cream through to pink, depending on the light conditions! Since it is next to the other famous sites in the Naqshe-Jahan Square, registered in UNESCO SITE (Read more IRAN UNESCO SITES), surely you would visit the mosque in your Iran tour.
 
5. Vakil Mosque, Shiraz:
Vakil Mosque was built in the mid-18th century by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty, as part of his grand development project in the heart of his capital city, Shiraz. The mosque is connected to Vakil Bazaar and almost attached to Vakil Bathhouse with a lane in between. The entrance gates as well as the interior of the mosque are decorated with colored tiles in beautiful floral patterns. As this mosque is very large (area of 8,660 square meters) is often referred as the Stone Forest. You can explore this mosque in your Iran tour with other sites in Vakil Complex.
 
6. Jame Mosque, Yazd:
Jame Mosque of Yazd or Friday Mosque is a distinguish feature of Iranian mosques in possessing tall entry portals, called Pishtaq. This mosque is a particularly fine example of two lofty minarets. If you add Yazd to your Iran tour, this site is a must-see places in this UNESCO registered city.  
 
7. Jame Mosque, Isfahan:
One of the oldest and most important buildings in Isfahan was originally a Zoroastrian fire temple and converted to a mosque after the Islamic conquest. Years later the original mosque was demolished and a new one was built instead, and it was developed and renovated gradually over the centuries for almost 1000 years; thus you can see the evolution of Iranian architecture by walking through its different halls. Actually it is the oldest edifice of its type in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia that in your Isfahan tours or Iran tours you can explore it.
 
8. Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan:
Agha Bozorg Mosque is the historical mosque which was built in the late 18th century. It is famous for its symmetric pattern and attractive appearance. The beautiful dome is flanked by amazing minarets adorned with colorful tiles arranged in some geometric shapes with a central courtyard and a pool in the middle. This mosque is the must-see places in Kashan tour, especially on Iran Classic tour.  
 
9. Goharshad Mosque, Mashhad:
Goharshad Mosque; dignified and impressive! The post Islamic method of building structures in Iran is here: in the arches, tile work mosaics and the very round domes of Goharshad Mosque. Beside the Holy Shrine of Emam Reza, this mosque is most famous mosque of Mashhad and Iran Religious Tour.
 
10. Jame Mosque, Kerman:
Jame Mosque of Kerman was built in 1350. It is the earliest surviving example of Muzaffarid architecture. As the mosque dates from the 14th century, its tile works are limited to four-color palette: white, yellow, dark blue and light blue. In desert tour of Kerman tours you can explore this mosque too.
 

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