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Ark Mosque (Ark-e-alishah)

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Address: Tabriz, Iran
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The arch is quite impressive but strangely it's not illuminated at night which would be beautiful to see...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The arch is quite impressive but strangely it's not illuminated at night which would be beautiful to see...

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Behshahr, Iran
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38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ark Mosque old place in middle of the city good place for walking and be alon or be with your friend

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is the ruins of a huge and vast mosque - what remains are 35 m high walls with two doors - a threatening but very touching impression of vanity of power and strength! The surrounding area is a chaotic construction site - but dont be afraid, the visit is worth it!

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1 Thank wolfgang s
Tabriz, Iran
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

this place gives me feel of sadness for no obvious reason. its a really big building which has been destroyed in some parts. and it lookes like an old person who had spent their glory time and now is tired and old. its in middle of the new and semi-modern buildings which is odd and makes you feel like its... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Hugh monolith right in the centre of the city. Currently being restored. Was interesting but I am not sure it deserves a must see title. Currently there is no information at the site except maybe in Farsi to explain its historical significance.

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1 Thank travelbugsonthego
Brasschaat, Belgium
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Last remnant of a 14th centuty citadel. The view is seriously damaged by a big car park and an oversized Mosque.

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Thank wimAntwerp
Tehran Province, Iran
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

An old nice architecture which have not got enough attention of Mayer ! It s in shadow of another new huge building now which is for praying ! It sounds they didn't care enough for that ;(

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Thank Nassrin70
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It seems after the revolution the opera house closed to it ( where which the great new mosque and praying area is recently built) , was demolished and it had nearly survived the same destiny .

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Thank Nooshin F
Tehran, Iran
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405 reviews
241 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

ark-e-alishah in the past was city defense walls and towers,but at now due to bad managment converted to ruin but regardless of hands-off managment and some earthquake still is huge & brilliant.

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Thank pghadamli
Tehran, Iran
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Arg of Tabriz (Arg Ali Shah) to the south porch remains of the citadel in Tabriz Ali Shah said to. Citadel original building dates back to the eighth century AD, which aims to build the mosque was left partially Ali Shah. Early fields are added to the walls was destroyed and some were destroyed in the aftermath of the revolution.... More 

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