Vakil Mosque 2017-02-28T14:40:33+00:00

Project Description

Vakil mosque

A The Vakil Mosque (Persian: مسجد وکیل ‎‎ – Masjed-e Vakil) is a mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran, situated to the west of the Vakil Bazaar next to its entrance. This mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period; however, it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period. Vakil means regent, which was the title used by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty. Shiraz was the seat of Karim Khan’s government and he endowed many buildings, including this mosque

one of the most impressive mosque of Shiraz and also this Mosque is quite different from all other famous mosques you see in Iran.  Mosque of Vakil (also known as Mosque of Sultani) dating back Zandieh era. On its northern and southern side, it has two porches whose walls are covered with colorful mosaic tiles and The tile work is one of a kind that all must see to understand the rich architectural heritage of Iran. The big yard of the mosque has surrounded by well designed wall and two big building for praying.There are also beautiful moldings on their ceilings. The southern hall of the mosque has 48 monolith spiral columns.

This mosque was built by order of Karim Khan Zand in amazing and beautiful Zandieh complex.