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Shah Mosque

| Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Esfahan, Iran
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This is a lovely place and a must do in Isfahan. The scale of decoration and art takes your breath... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Imam Mosque

While entering the entrance corridor, you don’t even notice that you’ve just turned 45 degrees... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Tehran Province, Iran
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| Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Esfahan, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place and a must do in Isfahan. The scale of decoration and art takes your breath away. The down side is that after this, other places look dull in comparison.

Thank AljarreauStuttgart
Reviewed 6 August 2017

While entering the entrance corridor, you don’t even notice that you’ve just turned 45 degrees! You’re now in alignment with Mecca. The Shah Mosque is also named as the “masterpiece of Islamic architecture”. The marvelous seven-colored mosaics tiles of the arches capture your eye. All...More

Thank hipersiaramtin
Reviewed 28 July 2017

To point out the enormous dome with a height of nearly 57 meters (170 ft.) as well as tall minarets. Additionally, an exemplary tiling with a unique symmetrical design under the dome and on most of the inner walls mesmerizes the visitors. The ceiling of...More

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I visited just a few mosques whilst travelling in Iran and this was my favourite. A lovely size and ambience, felt genuine with many people wandering in to pray and was more subtle in its colouring than many.

Thank Vivien W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Situated on the iconic Naghsh e Jahan Sq & built in the time of Shah Abbas this mosque is spectacular. The tile work is superb. Unfortunately when we visited there was lots of scaffolding,so it was difficult to get good pictures. They do sell good...More

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The mosque is big and beautiful, has several parts, including a schhol part (madras). It is wirth taking a guide and listen to the explanations to understand better the place.

Thank Balazs1974
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A huge square in its own right with exceptionally four Ifans. Twice when we visited there was a Mullah who was constantly engaged in debates with visitors - one of those occasions it was us quizzing him. A real experience and he was an excellent...More

Thank Drift T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Isfahan is a city in central Iran, known for its Persian architecture. In the huge Naqsh-e Jahan Square is the 17th-century Imam (Shah) Mosque, whose dome and minarets are covered with mosaic tiles and calligraphy. Ali Qapu Palace, built for Shah Abbas and completed in...More

Thank Fazelihotel
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The main mosque on the square is worth visiting – a ‘must see’. During our first visit it was closed due to election rallies and even on the second visit it was not very busy. The mosque is well described in guidebooks, and words fail...More

Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This mosque sits proudly on the square for a reason .. its truly amazing both inside and out. It's big and impressive both by day and night, from close by and afar. Not sure any photos can capture the true majesty of the place.

Thank rdella
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18 October 2016|
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Response from LottyToronto | Reviewed this property |
I would expect that it's like many other sites in Iran: scaffolding goes up, work starts, but then everything gets delayed for years. But, as others say, you can still enjoy the building. (The Oljeitu mausoleum in Soltaniyeh... More