Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque
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Vakil Mosque

Vakil Mosque is a historical mosque in Shiraz, Iran and belongs to Zand era. The moaque was built by the order of ruler, Karim Khan Zand. The mosque has a gross area floor of 11 square m and the building covers an area of 8660 square m. The building considers as one of the prominent examples of Islamic architecture, tiling, and carving. The entrance double door is up to 8 m high and 3 m wide.

Vakil Mosque

The southern shabestan consists of stone columns with beautiful spiral carvings. One of the unique characteristics of the mosque is that it owns 48 integrated stone columns. A 14-step minbar made from marble is one the other prominent part of the shabestan. In addition, tiling of the courtyard and southern and northern verandas are remarkable and is made of main seven colors mosaic.
In the north side of the building, you can see a great vault, known as The Purl arch, on which one of the Surahs of Holy Quran has been written with Thuluth.

Vakil Mosque

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