One of the most unique feats of Iranian architecture is Vakil Mosque in Shiraz. This masterpiece is one of the relics of Zandieh era. It is located between Vakil Bath and Vakil Bazaar. Vakil Mosque is also called Soltani Vakil Mosque. It consists of an area of more than 11,000 square meters with 8660 meters of infrastructure.
This mosque is glorious in terms of its architecture and various carvings and designs. The inscriptions written on Vakil Mosque can be seen in three calligraphic styles: Nasta'liq, Thals, and Naskh, all of which are valuable and captivating. Vakil mosque has a magnificent, colorful and glossy tile-work. Visiting the north side of the mosque, you will see a high arch, known as the Pearl Arch. Another genius architectural aspect is its 48 astonishing columns, which have an exemplary charm because of their carvings and artistic stonework.
In a Nutshell
If you are looking for a place where religion and modern architecture meet, Vakil Mosque is the place for you. When you visit, pay close attention to what’s above your head as well as the ground under your feet: you might find signatures of the people who used to work there.
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.