Pictures of Shiraz: First visit to the Vakil Mosque

The first visit to the Valik Mosque located or attached to the Valik Bazaar. The mosque, built between 1751 and 1773, is the best example of architecture constructed during the Zand Dynasty when Shiraz was the capital of Persia. It has withstood many earthquakes and invasions. The mosque is now a registered historical site and is no longer a working mosque. Many worshipers still come and pray here despite this and who can blame them. It’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Shiraz and it shouldn’t be missed when visiting.

Vakil Mosque
Entryways of the night prayer room at the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
Vakil Mosque
Main Prayer hall inside the Vakil Mosque. Its night prayer hall (Shabestan), with an area of approximately 2,700 square meters, contains 48 monolithic pillars carved in spirals, each with a capital of acanthus leaves.
Vakil Mosque Colorful Ceiling Tiles of one of it's Iwan's
Bees Nest or ceiling of the pishtaq of Valik Mosque
Vakil Mosque
Shabestan ceiling
Pishtaq (decorated entrance) of the Valik Mosque
Minbar that is made of a single piece of solid green marble at the Valik Mosque

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