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Masjed e-Vakil Mosque, Shiraz: 9 reviews and 18 photos

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by TheWanderingCamel

The Masjed-e -Vakil (the Vakil mosque) is a mosque encased in a garden - the tiles that cover the building are a stunning mix of flowers and foliage in a style that is uniquely Shirazi. Bands of blue and white Kufic script and barley-sugar twist borders of yellow and blue combine with intricately moulded and tiled pillars to create a unique blend of colour and charm.
The building itself has two beautiful, soaring iwans facing each other across the courtyard, the shape of which is echoed in the alcoves around the court. The large winter prayer hall is supported by a forest of fluted columns.

Address: Karimkhan-e-Zand Street

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2005
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