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Address: Esfahan, Iran

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You need to be able to climb some steep steps but it is worth the effort. Beautiful tile work and spectacular architecture.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Madeleine S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need to be able to climb some steep steps but it is worth the effort. Beautiful tile work and spectacular architecture.

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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is, by far, the most prestigious mosque in Iran. The portal with its two minarets is already very impressive and beautiful. Unfortunately for us, we were in Esfahan on Alain days and the mosque was used to host muslims tourists from all Iran. Then, if we started to visit it, we were thrown out very rapidly. This does not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best to go here first and see when it is possible to visit as it is closed often (respectively and understandably). Whilst this is stupefying our visit was hampered by the mass interior scaffolding. So forget the photographs and just soak up the ambience of this impressive structure. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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Oss, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque lies in the northern part of the city. The mosque has in historic point of vieuw more beaty than other mosque' s in the city except it is not that much decorated don't go without visiting this mosque.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

For me this is my favourite site in Esfahan and I still remember it from my last visit to the city 17 years ago. Really stunning decorations and just looks amazing with the sun shining. Definitely worth paying the 200k IRR entrance fee.

Thank KGB777
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely a must! It is so beautiful and impressive! The Colors, the space, the details, the ceramics... and it is so big! Avoid sunset as the doors are in the shadow! Better at noon

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was the first mosque we visited in Iran and I was stunned. The architecture was why we came to Iran and it didn't disappoint.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

It is impossible to put into words the impact of this incredible sacred space. Its famous, intricate blue tile front is only a prelude to the wonders inside. Walking through the mosque's corridors and across its vast courtyard is akin to being inside an ever-widening jewel box of singular beauty. Even more than in the great European cathedrals, the visitor... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Huge space to explore lots of interesting nooks and not to mention the majesty of the buildings and tile work themselves. There is a theological school with a courtyard on the premises also and the cleric offers free tea and encourages questions. The courtyard and various inside sections are worth spending as much time as you have to just chill... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

huge yet so beautiful. I would expect to see more tourists but both times I visited there were very few. The ceramic workshop is really interesting as well.

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