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Old Mosques, Fars

vakil mosque, shiraz

Atiq Jame Mosque, Shiraz 

This mosque was built in celebration of the conquest of Shiraz by Saffarid Amroleiss in the year 276 A.H. and was completed in 281 A.H. It has been restored many times. The height of the building and its various nocturnal areas (Shabestans) with beautiful tile work on the ceilings, gives a unique charm to this place.

Nasirol Molk Mosque, Shiraz 

This mosque is situated at the end of the Lotfali Khan-e-Zand Street. Nasirol Molk, who was one of the elites of Shiraz, is the founder of this mosque. This mosque is unique for its tile work and architecture. The construction work of mosque began in 1293 A.H. and was finally terminated in 1305 A.H., by Muhammad Hassan Me'mar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz Shirazi.

Noe (Shohada) Mosque, Shiraz 

In the old times it was called the Atabak Mosque. Its construction work began in 598 A.H. by Atabak Sa'd-ebne-Zangi and was completed in 615 A.H. This very large mosque has a ceiling that is 40 m. high and 25 m. wide supported by 12 lower sections. Its building has been recently restored.

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz 

It is one of the most valuable monuments dating back to Zandieh period. Its construction was completed in 1773 A.D. The said premise with an area of 3600 Sq.m. has been furnished with large stones. Its nocturnal area or Shabestan (night prayer hall) with an area of 2700 sq.m. Contains 48 similar tall pillars of stone with a beautiful ceiling and a marble altar that is considered to be one of the master pieces of the Zandieh era.

Other Old Mosques, Fars 

Other old mosques of the province include: The Nayreez Jame Mosque, Darab Jame and the Sangi Mosque.

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