Top ten mosques religious sites attractions in Iran
Iran is one of the Muslim countries in the world, whose historical and scenic places always attract many tourists, both Muslim and non-Muslim, from all over the world. In this article, Kental Iran Travel intends to introduce you to ten of the top historical mosques in Iran, which are also tourist destinations in addition to pilgrimage destinations.
Where are these mosques?
Vakil Mosque, Shiraz
Shiraz is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Iran and travelers always have left good memories of this city. One of these famous attractions is Vakil Mosque. The Vakil Mosque was built during the Karim Khan Zand era. Join Kental Iran Travel, one of the best Iran tour guides, to get to know this beautiful mosque better.
You won’t have much trouble finding public transportation to reach Vakil Mosque. The good location of the mosque has made it very easy to access. With its unique architecture, wonderful sculptures, inscriptions carved in Nastaliq, Nashq, and Tholut lines, and various tilings, the Vakil Mosque of Shiraz is always one of the most admirable historical buildings and places. It has been a sight of Fars province.
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz
Nasir al-Molk Mosque is considered one of the most important mosques in Shiraz city in Fars province. This mosque is one of the historical buildings of the Qajar era.
Apart from this mosque, other buildings such as the bathhouse and the old reservoir of the Ishaq Bey neighborhood were also built by the order of an individual named Nasirul-Molk. In terms of architecture and structure,
Nasir-ul-Molk Mosque is very similar to Vakil Mosque. Iranian-Islamic elements have been used in the construction of this mosque. One of the most important features of Nasir al-Molk mosque is its colored glass. These glasses are located in the nave and add a special beauty to the space. When the light shines on these glasses, the space inside the nave turns into thousands of colors. The pink color is used in this mosque. Before that, the use of pink color in mosque tiling was not common at all. Therefore, Nasir al-Mulk Mosque should be considered as an initiative in tile work.
Shah Mosque, Mashhad
The Shah Mosque or the seventy-two tons mosque of Mashhad is considered one of the historical and important attractions of this city. Holy Mashhad, one of the most important tourist destinations in the country, has other tourist attractions in addition to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS).
In the most important religious city of Iran, there are historical mosques and very beautiful historical places, of which the Shah Mosque is an example. This place, which is located near the shrine, was originally the tomb of Amir Ghiyath al-Din Malik Shah, and then it was functionally changed and turned into a seventy-two-ton mosque.
If you are planning to travel to Mashhad, we suggest that you don’t forget this mosque in addition to visiting the sights of Mashhad. Kental Iran Travel is on your trip to learn more about the attractions of Mashhad.
Shafei Grand Mosque, Kermanshah
Kermanshah, which is currently one of the most important metropolises of Iran, contains important historical monuments. Most of the historical works of
Kermanshah is related to the Qajar era. If you want to get to know more historical monuments of this city, just contact Kantal Iran Travel. One of the historical places of Kermanshah, which dates back to the Qajar era and is world famous, is Jame Shafi’i Mosque.
Jame Shafei Mosque is an example of an Islamic architectural masterpiece.
It is located near other attractions of Kermanshah city.
Jame Shafi Mosque has impressive architecture.
Jame Mosque, Yazd
First of all, we should take a general look at the history of Yazd Grand Mosque to know exactly what story brick by brick this building came from. You might be surprised to know that Yazd Jame Kabir Mosque is more than 900 years old! And also in terms of architecture and the type of construction, it has always been of interest to many historians and architects.
In most of the historical texts, this building is mentioned with the names of Jameh Shahristan Mosque, Old Jameh Mosque, Old Jameh Mosque, “Dardeh” and New Jameh Mosque. Also, the architectural style of this building follows the Azeri or Mongolian style, and most interestingly, they say that when Islam had not yet come to Iran, there was a Zoroastrian fire temple in this place, and later the pillars of this mosque were placed on this fire temple and built.
Yazd tourism and museums that are located near Yazd Jame Mosque can be mentioned: Yazd Clock Tower and Square, Seyed Ruknuddin Mausoleum, Yazd Water Museum, Amir Chakhmaq Square of Yazd, Lariha House, Daulat
If you are planning to get an Iran visa to travel to Yazd, Kental Iran Travel guides will guide you
Jame Mosque, Dezful
Dezful Jame Mosque is a historical and valuable building in Dezful city, which dates back to the fifth century of Hijri. From the point of view of architecture and the possession of stone columns and pillars, the Jame Mosque of Dezful is considered one of the early mosques of the Islamic period. The name of this building is registered in the list of national works of Iran because of its unique features.
Dezful Jame Mosque is the largest mosque in this city, which is located in its center. In general, like other old Islamic mosques, it is very simple and has the color of earth, which has caused it to have a special glory and attract the attention of many tourists. Watching this historical mosque closely can introduce tourists to the architectural style of buildings from centuries ago.
Although it has been many years since the life of this building, most of it has kept its original state and texture, and during the renovations, only the decorations of the mosque have expanded.
Makki Mosque, Sistan va Baluchestan
Zahedan Jame Mosque or Makki Mosque is one of the sights of Sistan and Baluchistan and the largest Sunni mosque in Zahedan. The exterior of Zahedan Grand Mosque has a unique beauty and charm. Every year, many tourists from within the country, neighboring countries, Arab countries, and other countries go to Zahedan to visit this mosque.
Zahedan Jame Mosque, which is located on Khayyam street, is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran and the sightseeing place of Zahedan. This mosque is very important for the people of Zahedan and many worshipers come to this mosque to perform their duties and many tourists also visit it.
Jame Mosque, Tabriz
The city of Tabriz has a long history and has many historical and tourist places that Kantal Iran Travel recommends you visit. One of the most beautiful of them is Tabriz Grand Mosque.
With its beautiful and eye-catching architecture, this mosque attracts every tourist and history lover to get an Iran visa and buy a ticket to Tabriz so that he can touch the beauty of this place up close.
Among the notable points about the great and famous Grand Mosque of Tabriz is that the geographical location of the Grand Mosque in Tabriz is surrounded by the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz from all sides.
Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan
Agha Bozor Mosque in Kashan, this mosque was built to hold congregational prayers and study sessions.
Agha Bozorg Mosque and School in Kashan, building of Agha Bozorg Mosque and School is one of the most beautiful mosques of the Qajar period in Iran.
Abbasi Grand Mosque, Isfahan
Abbasi Mosque of Isfahan is one of the historical places of Isfahan, which is located near Naqshe Jahan Square.
The Abbasid Grand Mosque of Isfahan, which is also known by other names such as the Imam Mosque, the Shah Mosque, and the Sultan Mosque, is one of the historical buildings of Iran, whose construction dates back to the reign of the Safavid kings.
The Abbasi Grand Mosque is one of the valuable historical works of Iran, where the beauty and elegance of authentic Iranian architecture are visible, and of course, it is a symbol of the ability of Iranian architects in the world. The purpose of Shah Abbas in building this mosque was to beautify the area of Naqsh Jahan Square. If you travel to this city after consulting with Kental Iran Travel guides, be sure to visit this magnificent mosque.
Here we introduced 10 historical mosques of Iran in different cities. If you plan to travel to Iran to visit these mosques, the best thing to do is to choose a professional Iran tour guide. Kental Iran Travel is one of the best Iran tour guides in this country. This team will guide you in all stages, including getting an Iran visa, choosing a place to stay, and visiting mosques.