Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), Isfahan

#7 of 20 in Historic Sites in Isfahan
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Rekindle your spirituality at the gate of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), part of a World Heritage Site. Finished in 1629, the complex features four iwans and arcades, with the tallest one being 33 m (108 ft) high in front of the structure's largest dome. The predominantly dark-blue art of mosaic slowly turns into yellow and green as you go deeper into the mosque; along the way you can see the Thuluth script calligraphy alongside traditional Iranian ornaments on the intricate mosaics of over 475,000 tiles. The complex features Islamic era architecture of Iran. Plan to visit Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Isfahan attractions using our Isfahan journey planner.
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  • We had just visited the beautiful Sheikh Lotfullah mosque, but even that pales before the grandeur of the Royal mosque, which was built from 18,000,000 sun-dried bricks, and 475,000 tiles. The...  more »
  • The Royal Mosque is most impressive from the outside. Due to prayers we were not allowed in which was disappointing.  more »
  • I was here for just a few hours but I could've been days witnessing all the details inside and outside this beautiful mosque. Take your time and enjoy.
  • it takes years to see all the beauties in Isfahan, one of the things that i like the most is the roof of the old houses in Iran. here is the roof of the entrance in Shah mosque, known as Imam mosque, build in 1629. i hope u the same as me enjoy this integration of art and architecture.
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