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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan

#2 of 20 in Historic Sites in Isfahan
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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 famous American architect Louis Kahn has a famous quote about the mosque, He says: "I can only imagine such a work in the imaginary world with a substance of gold and silver." so yes totally...  more »
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the most beautiful monuments in Isfahan, Specially about color combination in tiles,perfect light distribution,Geometrical glorious arcs, and the shiniest point...  more »
  • One of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, this mosque is considered to be the most beautiful in Iran. Built-in 1602 by Shah Abbas I and designed by his chief architect, Sheikh Bahai. The mosque was designed to be a private mosque for the royal family and therefore it does not have any minarets. There is a tunnel from the mosque to the Royal Palace, across the square.
  • Sheikh Lotfollah mosque was built during Shah Abbas time, and dedicated to his father-in-law,.This beautifully proportioned and decorated mosque, with some of the best mosaics from that era, took nearly 20 years to complete. The pale tiles of the dome change color, from cream through to pink, depending on the light conditions and the mosque is unusual because it has no minaret or courtyard. it the streets local market is there from where you can buy tradisional things.

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