Nasir-ol-Molk mosque, Shiraz Pink mosque
Nasir-ol- Molk mosque is a traditional & historical mosque in Shiraz, Iran, as an elegant piece of art which attracts many tourists annually. Shiraz is one of the oldest Iranian cities, with a vivid culture of art and craftsmanship and a rich history, both of which are on spectacular display at the Nasir ol-Molk Mosque, one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran. At one of the traditional region of Shiraz city, around Traditional Vakil Bazaar, you face the most elegant piece of art in Shiraz Nasir –ol Molk mosque or Pink Mosque.
| entrance of Nasir-ol molk mosque in Shiraz
History of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque
The late 19th century Nasir-ol-Molk mosque is also known as Pink mosque in various cultures since the abundance of Pink color is applied elaborately in the structure of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque. This eye-catching Pink mosque constructed in Qajar era, from 1876 to 1888 AD which takes its name from Mirza Hassan-Ali- Nasir-Al-Molk, the benevolent man who order to built this magnificent mosque in the heart of Shiraz. Nasir-ol-molk is is the manifestation of the creative mind of the famous architects of the time, Mohammad Hassan Memar & mohammad Reza KashiPaz.
| Courtyard of Nasir-ol molk mosque in Shiraz
Architecture of Pink mosque in Shiraz
At first glance, nasir-ol-Molk mosque is not very amazing, just like most Islamic mosques, which are simple in appearance and bright in interior. Inside, you find Pink mosque with a lovely courtyard embarrassing a pond which is surrounded by flowers, Iwans & 2 Prayer halls.
Northern Pearl Arch; The Pearl arch in the northern side is decorated with astonishing tiles along with panj kaseh-I mean five concaves which creates a breathtaking view in the roof.
Wonders of Pink mosque:
From the 2 prayer halls (bedchamber) the western has the global reputation. Since the pink color & extraordinary stained glasses, gorgeous tiled altar, twelve spiral columns, fantastic geometrical patterns which are applied elaborately as interior design in this Prayer hall catch the eyes of its visitors & photographers. At dawn, the sun shines through its stained glass windows & glides from right-hand side to the left-hand side, reflect on the pillars & fill the floor which is blanket with Iranian colorful carpets, create the breathtaking scenes. They caress the amazed visitors' & worshipers' face & inspire photographers with great ideas to takes scrumptious pictures.
| Stained glasse windows of Nasir-ol molk mosque in Shiraz
Best time to visit?
The best time to visit Nasir-ol-Molk mosque depends on seasons. At winter & autumn the best time to visit is at early morning from 8 AM to 11 Am & on the other times such as spring & summer you can enjoy visiting this beautiful place since 9 to 11 AM.
Nasir ol Molk Mosque is located in Shiraz city, Southern Iran. Nasir -al- Molk Mosque is located at the district of Gowad-e-Araban, south of Lotf Alli Khan Zand Street, near Shah Cheragh Mosque.
You can visit Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bath and then walk through the Lotf Alli Khan Zand Street. With just a 15 minute walk you will get to Nasir ol Molk Mosque.
Where to stay around Nasir-ol-Molk mosque?
Booking good hotel from your Iranian travel agency for your Shiraz tour is making your Shiraz trip more pleasant. The closest hotels to Nasir-ol-molk mosque are:
Shiraz Zandiyeh Hotel
Shiraz Homayouni Hostel
Shiraz Parhami traditional house
Lotf Ali Khan Hotel
Shiraz Arg Hotel
| Magnificent ceiling of Nasir-ol molk mosque in Shiraz
Pink mosque, Rainbow mosque, mosque of colors & Kaleidoscope mosque are names attributed to this mosque. Lots of tourists travel to Iran to visit this Iran tourist attraction. So do not hesitate to book you Iran tour with Iran welcomes you as Iranian tour operator specialized in Shiraz tour. For any request, please Contact tr2p.com team.