Nasir al-Mulk Mosque: a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran – Tourism News

It was built by order of Mirza Hassan Ali Khan Nasir al-Mulk, the son of the rulers of Persia during the Qajar era. The area of ​​the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is 2,980 square meters. The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque amazes visitors from the moment they enter with its dazzling tilework. The entrance porch of the mosque is full of Qajar tiles of seven colors in blue, yellow, pink, azure and white.

The glorious front door was made of wood. Above there is an inscription on the marble stone pieces of a poem. The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque benefits from two Shabestans (underground space usually found in traditional mosque architecture), to the west and to the east. In fact, the methods used in the decoration of West Shabestan are the main reason for the population and reputation of this magnificent attraction.

The inner part consists of a series of arches and vaults along with two rows of six columns which divide the interior of West Shabestan into smaller sections. This Shabestan is connected to the beautiful courtyard of the mosque by seven wooden doors. All these doors are decorated with Gereh Chini art (Trelliswork) and pieces of colored glass.

The beam of the sun and the passage of light through the colored glass by combining the colors red, azure, yellow, orange and green create the indescribable image inside this Shabestan. This image blends with the brilliant art of stone carving, magnificent art of tiling and colorful Qajar arches, creating a dreamy atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz. This space is considered the summer Shabestan and the eastern Shabestan was dedicated to a winter space of the mosque.

There is a shallow and wide pool in the middle of the courtyard which is one of the most beautiful settings to photograph this beautiful building when the image of the goldfish in the heart of the blue pool and the reflection of the wooden doors and glass colored in water combines.

The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque also has two north and south porches different from each other. The northern porch of the mosque is more beautiful than the southern one and has three half-archs on three sides, connected to the courtyard by the fourth half-arch. This building, also known as the Pink Mosque, is located in the Gowd-e Araban district of Shiraz, south of Lotfali Khan Zand Street, next to the Shah-Cheragh Shrine. Thanks to its location inside the city, it is easy to reach all the wellness centers and accommodation. In the vicinity of this building, you can also visit Narenjestan Qavam and Jame Atiq Mosque.


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