Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan

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A true masterpiece of Safavid Iranian architecture designed by a famous poet-architect, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque boasts some of the most impressive tile designs in the country. Visit the mosque to see its exterior use of Esfahan's signature blue and turquoise tiles in intricate patterns. On the inside, marvel at the complexity of harmonious mosaics, elaborate dome designs with cream-colored and deep blue tiles that change nuances during the day. Built in 1602-1619 as a private mosque for the royal court, the edifice stands in contrast to the lavish public mosque nearby. To visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and get the most from your holiday in Isfahan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Isfahan sightseeing planner.
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  • The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, bedecked in blue patterns, is a great place to start your discovery of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square and its historic buildings. Take your time, because many treasures await...  more »
  • Its definitly worth visiting. Loved it there. Very beautiful and a must to see when visiting this city. Also i can recommand our guide. We met him randomly in the park, but he was very friendly and.....  more »
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  • Small mosque without yard and minaret but it doesn't mean that it's not worth-visiting! All the walls and roof entirely are very finely painted and you'll enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of this mosque. Don't forget to try magic voice trick in it!
  • Small is beautiful. The Sheikh Lutfallah Mosque (named after the father-in-law of its founder Shah Abbas I) is not in size compared to the Shah or Imam Mosque, but is certainly not inferior in terms of decoration and interior. Every square centimeter of this mosque is elaborately decorated with calligraphy and geometric patterns. But where the above-ground spaces excel in exuberance, the underground summer mosque with its white ceiling and turquoise paneling and floor is the absolute, sober counterpart. The mosque is unusual because it has neither a minaret nor a courtyard. A short corridor leads directly to the prayer room because the mosque was intended for the women of the shah's harem. Perhaps that's why it's so beautifully decorated?
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