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Address: Esfahan, Iran

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The most impressive and beautiful religious place I've ever seen. Both gigantic and delicate, could spend hours admiring all the details of its art.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The most impressive and beautiful religious place I've ever seen. Both gigantic and delicate, could spend hours admiring all the details of its art.

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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This mosque and area surrounding was under construction during my visit. However, it was very beautiful as to the structure and tile work. It also has that unique acoustic point that demonstrates how the design manipulates the sound.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This mosque ( which is also named Royal mosque or Imam mosque so do not be confused) is located in Imam square ( so do not confuse with Naqhshe or Jahan square) is maybe the largest in Iran and surely most beautiful. Unfortunately some parts are still under renovation. Most of the interiors are finished and are wonderful. The acoustic... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A must visit if you have arrived at the square just to see whats behind the doors, be pleasantly surprised.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is one of largest mosques in Iran. You can find perfection in the architecture, the dome, the entrance corridor, the garden and other buildings...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Shah Mosque is basically the whole reason why you should visit Iran. This is the most beautiful mosque. It is a large complex with a lot of mosaics. Entrance fee is 200.000 and the building is closed during holidays such as Ashura.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a huge mosque, and you might as well visit it while in Isfahan despite the high ticket price. Stand under the dome and clap your hands, then count the echoes... I was lucky to have gotten to the roof through one of the accidentally opened doors, but that's unlikely to happen. It's a beautiful mosque overall, and don't... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A big mosque with colorful tile works. Layout is grand, being a rather big place. The structures are also large making the view of each dome quite impressive and grand. And if there's someone singing pray in the main dome, the aquistic sound you will hear will be nothing short of perfect.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were very lucky that we visited the Mosque when there were no other tourists - we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a school group to leave. The tiling in the mosque is awe-inspiring, so delicate and intricate. It's definitely worth taking the time to walk around slowly to absorb it. There are underground tunnels to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

No visit to Esfahan is complete without a trip to the Naqsh-e-Jahan Square and the Shah Mosque. The intricate mosaic work and tiling of the dome and the main archway is absolutely breathtaking and has to be seen to be believed.

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