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The most beautiful buildings in Iran

Iran is home to some of the finest persian architecture in the world. Beautiful in both design and structure, its many mosques, palaces and monuments are a photographer's dream.

 

Golestan Palace - Tehran

Golestan Palace quite rightly holds World Heritage Status and is part of a stunning complex that consists of palaces, museums, and halls. It is one of the oldest historic monuments in Tehran, dating back to the time of the Qajar dynasty. We visit this as part of our Iran Adventure trip.

Golestan Palace in Tehran Iran 

 

Jameh Mosque - Esfahan

Known as the Great Mosque of Isfahan, its design and build, having taking place throughout the 8th to the 20th centuries, acts as a visual representation of the changing faces of Persian empires.

Jameh Mosque in Esfahan Iran

 

Ali Qapu Palace - Esfahan

The interior of Ali Qapu Palace is perhaps more striking than its exterior, covered with paintings attributed to Reza Abbassi. Reza was the court painter of Shah Abbas I - considered the greatest ruler of the Safavid dynasty. See it for yourself on one of our small group tours.

Ali Qapu Palace in Esfahan Iran

 

Qavam House - Shiraz

This traditional and historical house today serves is a museum and is opened to the public. Visitors are given an insight into what life was like for elegant upper class families in 19th century Iran.

 Qavam House in Shiraz Iran

 

Nasir Ol Molk Mosque - Shiraz

The Pink Mosque of Shiraz may look like a typical mosque from the outside, but inside is a very different story. It is also known as the 'rainbow mosque' thanks to the Kaleidoscope of colours created by its plentiful stained glass windows emanating different shades of light throughout the day.

Nasir Ol Molk Mosque in Shiraz Iran

 

 Sheikh Loftollah Mosque - Esfahan

A beautiful example of Persian architecture, Sheikh Loftollah is another masterpiece of the Safavid era. Standing in the eastern part of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, it was designed to be the private mosque of the royal court, hence why it does not feature any minarets. 

Sheikh Loftollah Mosque in Esfahan Iran

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