Nasir-Al-Mulk Mosque

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, also called the pink mosque, invites you to watch the beautiful combination of light and color. In the interior part of the main prayer hall, a colorful display of light can be witnessed in the early hours of the morning. In fact, when the sun rises, the mutual dance of lights and colors begins. So, the stunning beauty of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque especially in those early hours welcomes the people who are early birds. The mixture of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet colors drives you to record breathtaking photos in the early morning sunlight. The wonderful dance of colorful lights probably provokes you to visit the place again and again.

colorful lights-columns-colorful stained glasses

The reflection of colorful lights inside the mosque

Nasir Al-Mulk history

About Nasir al-Mulk history, we can say that the inscriptions of the mosque remind us of the Qajar period. They indicate that the architects started building this national heritage in 1876 and continued until 1888. As the name of the mosque indicates, the name of the sponsor was Mirza Hasan Alikhan Nasir-ol-Molk.

The pink mosque was restored twice. The first time was about 70 years ago and the second time was from 1991 to 2006.

Nasir Al-Mulk architecture

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz is one of the few mosques in the world whose impressive interior design with stained-glass windows has turned it into an admirable work of art. The reflection of sunlight from the colored glasses on the floor and walls drives you to watch the eye-catching scene for hours. Actually, the mosque is definitely a place to enjoy the morning sun. Therefore, it is better to visit this amazing mosque in the early hours of morning. At this time, you should seize the opportunity and take colorful shots. The reflection of different lights leaves you an unforgettable memory.

the reflection of lights on the woman is wearing chador

Nasir Al-Mulk mosque is an amazing place to take artistic photos

The tiles with motifs of pink roses has made this colorful mosque in Iran completely different from the other ones. That’s why it is also famous with the name of “the Pink Mosque”.

The mosque has two iwans, one in the north and another in the south. In fact, the main iwan of this colorful mosque surprisingly is located in the northern part, rather than the southern part of the mosque. Also, lack of a dome indicates that the mosque was not for public use.

In the north iwan, there is superb stucco on the ceiling and the belly of the vault. You are definitely transfixed by the beauty of Persian art and like to figure it out.

the columns and colorful windows

To enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque, you should be an early bird

But, one of the most spectacular part of Nasir al-Mulk mosque in the north part is the Morvarid (it means pearl in English) iwan with the most awe-inspiring decorations. The turquoise tiles and carved stone columns with colorful motifs in a beautiful spiral shape have made a unique scene in the pink mosque. In fact, this alluring part is like a pearl in the oyster. That’s why its name is Morvarid (pearl) iwan.

To enter the courtyard of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque, you should pass a 20-meter corridor with beautiful carvings. When you reach the end of corridor, you can see a large courtyard with a pool at the center. In Persian architecture, the method of constructing some of the holy places particularly the mosques, is in such a way to direct you from darkness to light.

the yard of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque-pool-vase-

When it is rainy, the yard of the mosque is more beautiful

There are stone fountains at the center of the pool and some colorful geranium flowers in pots around the pool. In spring and fall, when the weather is rainy, the courtyard is really spectacular and full of life especially when you see the raindrops on the geranium flowers around the pool.

 

Nasir-Al-Mulk Mosque

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, also called the pink mosque, invites you to watch the beautiful combination of light and color. In the interior part of the main prayer hall, a colorful display of light can be witnessed in the early hours of the morning. In fact, when the sun rises, the mutual dance of lights and colors begins. So, the stunning beauty of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque especially in those early hours welcomes the people who are early birds. The mixture of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet colors drives you to record breathtaking photos in the early morning sunlight. The wonderful dance of colorful lights probably provokes you to visit the place again and again.

colorful lights-columns-colorful stained glasses

The reflection of colorful lights inside the mosque

Nasir Al-Mulk history

About Nasir al-Mulk history, we can say that the inscriptions of the mosque remind us of the Qajar period. They indicate that the architects started building this national heritage in 1876 and continued until 1888. As the name of the mosque indicates, the name of the sponsor was Mirza Hasan Alikhan Nasir-ol-Molk.

The pink mosque was restored twice. The first time was about 70 years ago and the second time was from 1991 to 2006.

Nasir Al-Mulk architecture

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz is one of the few mosques in the world whose impressive interior design with stained-glass windows has turned it into an admirable work of art. The reflection of sunlight from the colored glasses on the floor and walls drives you to watch the eye-catching scene for hours. Actually, the mosque is definitely a place to enjoy the morning sun. Therefore, it is better to visit this amazing mosque in the early hours of morning. At this time, you should seize the opportunity and take colorful shots. The reflection of different lights leaves you an unforgettable memory.

the reflection of lights on the woman is wearing chador

Nasir Al-Mulk mosque is an amazing place to take artistic photos

The tiles with motifs of pink roses has made this colorful mosque in Iran completely different from the other ones. That’s why it is also famous with the name of “the Pink Mosque”.

The mosque has two iwans, one in the north and another in the south. In fact, the main iwan of this colorful mosque surprisingly is located in the northern part, rather than the southern part of the mosque. Also, lack of a dome indicates that the mosque was not for public use.

In the north iwan, there is superb stucco on the ceiling and the belly of the vault. You are definitely transfixed by the beauty of Persian art and like to figure it out.

the columns and colorful windows

To enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque, you should be an early bird

But, one of the most spectacular part of Nasir al-Mulk mosque in the north part is the Morvarid (it means pearl in English) iwan with the most awe-inspiring decorations. The turquoise tiles and carved stone columns with colorful motifs in a beautiful spiral shape have made a unique scene in the pink mosque. In fact, this alluring part is like a pearl in the oyster. That’s why its name is Morvarid (pearl) iwan.

To enter the courtyard of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque, you should pass a 20-meter corridor with beautiful carvings. When you reach the end of corridor, you can see a large courtyard with a pool at the center. In Persian architecture, the method of constructing some of the holy places particularly the mosques, is in such a way to direct you from darkness to light.

the yard of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque-pool-vase-

When it is rainy, the yard of the mosque is more beautiful

There are stone fountains at the center of the pool and some colorful geranium flowers in pots around the pool. In spring and fall, when the weather is rainy, the courtyard is really spectacular and full of life especially when you see the raindrops on the geranium flowers around the pool.

 

You can share this with :

Comments

Related Tours

Iran Vaccination Statistic

Total Vaccinated Number:

150323278

Partly Vaccinated:

64631064

Fully Vaccinated:

57978548

Share of Fully Vaccinated:

85.1%

        Design by Ali Moghadas / 2020