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Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)

Esfahan, Iran
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Esfahan
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Of all the mosques we have visited, this is a real stand out. Serene and beautiful with stunning light. Good to go in the morning perhaps with a lot of other things to see in the area

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Bathurst, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Hanging from the centre of the inside of the dome is a metal body of a peacock and the sunlight playing provides the tail, it is spectacular.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
113 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This small private mosque is beautiful. The zig zag corridor does not prepare you for the soaring space of the interior mosque. It's hard to take pictures as it is dark and very tall. You'll have to remember it with your mind's eye but what a memory.

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Round Lake, Illinois
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154 reviews 154 reviews
93 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Masjed-e Imam Mosque (Shah Mosque / Royal Mosque) I felt was the most beautiful mosque in all of Iran (and even seeing the amazing Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, I feel the Masjed-e is even better than that). I had walked through this mosque twice, and will definitely visit again to see this. During Shah Abbas' time, this mosque... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

tile work and tile calligraphy is famous the world over, the space and size will strike you in owe, and the beauty and composition of the complex, will let you leave with a lasting memory

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This mosque is very beautiful in it's detail of blue tiles and mosaics. Fortunately I was there with a guide who told all about the special and old stories of this beautiful place. Also he demonstrated the specially designed acoustics for prayers to be heard by a large number of people. This complex has multiple halls of prayer in it,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I liked the tile work and I disliked the maintenance

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Esfahan, Iran
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21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

A 4 handred years mosque in Isfahan, which is one of the most famous historical attractions in the city. the mosque has been built during the Safavi emprore when Isfahan was the capital of the country. Tile works are very intresting , most of them are Moarragh which means that a tile is a combination of several parts , which... More 

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