Iran's Most Beautiful Mosques and Temples as Attractions

Vakil Mosque in Shiraz as a Tourist Attraction

The Vakil Mosque as a Tourist Attraction is one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran, with astonishing architecture and is renowned for its beautiful Spiral Pillars, Pearl archs, Marble Minbar and is located near the Vakil Bazaar and the Vakil bathroom which you can see these two attractions as well.

Shiraz Vakil Mosque

Harmony in Religious Architecture


Jame Mosque of Yazd

World Tallest Minaretes

Jameh Mosque in Yazd as a Tourist Attraction

The Jameh Mosque of Yazd as a Tourist Attraction is one of the architectural and historical masterpieces of the world, and it can be said that it has the highest minarets in the world. The monument of this mosque has been glorious for centuries, which shines beyond the history of the civilization of this land.


Top Mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples in Iran

Fire temple architecture

The fire temple is said to be a part of the Zoroastrian sanctuary, where the fire is located in a special place, and the most important religious prayers in it and against the fire are done.

The shape and structure of fire temples are the same everywhere. Usually each fire temple has 8 ports and several rooms with 8 corners and the fireplace is located in the middle of the building. As time passes, it gradually decreases the sun. Therefore, they did not hold the fire outdoors and built a room in the middle of which the fireplace was located. Firecracker called Hirbad.

 The beginning of the era of Islam

At the beginning of the advent of Islam in Iran, the Muslims did not see any problem in carrying out prayers in the temples of their ancestors who worshiped Allah as one another, for this reason they quickly repaired the temples or, if they had not been destroyed, changes in them They prepared and prepared for the mosque and worship of God.

These changes took place in different ways, one like the four vaulted mosques, such as the Yazd Mosque, which had a fire temple. The Iranian Muslims first closed the four chambers facing the Qibla wall, setting up the altar and keeping the other parts of the four vaults. Like the courtyard, the room of the servant, and later parts of it added.

Architecture in Islamic era

Iran's Mosques; Due to the importance of the kings and especially the architectural artists, the construction of the mosques faced a major transformation, and naveboards, and later forty pillars, were created with desirable performances, especially the most striking performances of art, especially during the Safavid period. The process of mosque from the Safavid era to the present day has been based on the authenticity of the beautiful designs in the facades, which have been presented in many ways to the Islamic world in a remarkable way for Iran.

Elements of common mosque architecture

Mosques in Iran; Mosques in all the places that are built have common architectural elements; the courtyard, the porch, the porch, the minaret, the dome, the shrine, and the altar, but some mosques like Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan have no courtyard and minaret. No temple can also have a sanctuary, as there are some mosques with a number of altars; for example, there is the Mosque of Isfahan, which has 9 altars, but most mosques have a sanctuary in the south of the mosque.