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- Nasir-ol Molk mosque . Nasir-ol Molk mosque of Shiraz . Pink mosque .
We have heard this sentence for several times that Iran is a four season country. It`s enough to travel to each place in Iran to touch this being four season not just in the weather, but also in the style of architecture . Each construction in Iran has a special shape and is constructed with due attention to special basics: even religious constructions aren`t excepted from this rule and in each city they are constructed differently and unique.
The constructors of these buildings mixed the architecture basics and ingenious and artistic methods to show their best and eyeful work. The Shiraz city hosts one of the ancient mosques of Iran which is known with the name of “Nasir-ol Molk” & its being reckoned among the architecture masterpieces. From a city where its dust, has the body of two familiar poets like Hafez & Saadi in its bosom, it`s not improbable to settle a construction full of artistic verve & religious enthusiasm inside itself; a mosque which is still standing after many years and rubs the heart of each viewer by its beauty.
Acquaintance with the Nasir-ol Molk mosque | the pink mosque of Iran
The Nasir-ol Molk mosque is the name of one of the popular attractions of Shiraz which is located in an old neighborhood which is called “Goud –e Araban”. This Iranian-Islamic architectural masterpiece, attracts you to watch it in the beginning; just as you arrive at its wooden door, your eyes go to rose flower tiling, lily flower of Shiraz & mogharnas works & you`ll be in love with this mosque from the first seconds. The thing which catches the eyes more in this construction, is the use of pink tiles and this action causes this mosque to get the title of “Pink Mosque”.
After a while that you step inside the bedchamber, you will understand the difference of this religious construction; colorful glasses of the mosque, pass the sunlight from themselves and shade their colorful shadows on the floor. This mosque is still been used for people`s pray after more than 150 years.
Architecture of the Nasir-ol Molk mosque
Nasir-ol Molk mosque is constructed on a flat with the area of 2890 m2 and its substratum is 2216 m2. One of the outstanding characteristics of the Nasir-ol Molk mosque, is its eye catching tile works and the mogharnas and from this aspect, it is known as the most valuable mosque of Iran. The attracting point is the lack of the dome chamber in this mosque which shows this religious construction is completely personal and the public weren`t using it.
Tile works of this mosque is so spectacular and it`s sample isn`t seen in other place. One of the characteristics of this Tiling, is the usage of the pink color as the prevailing color which isn`t seen in any other Iranian mosque. Also the mogharnas of the Nasir-ol Molk mosque is incomparable in its type and its elegance is mentionable. The structure of the bedchamber and usage of colorful glasses also are being reckoned as the enchanter elements of this mosque.
The Nasir-ol Molk mosque from the foreigner`s views
Reading the comments of the foreigner tourists about The Nasir-ol Molk mosque in the “TripAdvisor” website (one of the most creditable trip and tourism websites) is remarkable:
Spierbal, a Dutch tourist woman: before 8:30 is the best time of visiting this mosque; right before tourists gather there, shining the light of the sun to the colorful glasses, creates a magical view. Using the pink color in the structure of this building added to its beauty and astonishes you.
Sarah from New York: a beautiful mosque with eye catching tile works and colorful glasses which pass the sun light from themselves and create a rainbow on the carpets.
Punkah, an Australian tourist woman: I had watched many photos from this place. You can`t imagine how good here is. Seeing the sun light was passing the colorful glasses gave my heart a special repose. People respect the visitors specially and you can capture photos in this mosque for hours without anyone disturb you. Visiting this construction is one of the “must do” activities in visiting Shiraz.
Sasha from Portugal: by the time of entering the mosque, the lights penetrate to the depth of your mind and clean the disturbances. A sea of repose and hope waits for you.
Alice from Germany: colors, lights, flowers &… all the things gather in a mosque to astonish you. Don`t miss the mornings and see the sun light looks furtively inside the mosque. This is the best time to capture a photo.
Mike Linda from The U.K: the mosque was eyeful itself; but the colorful glasses were adding to the beauty of the atmosphere. Iranian people take lots of selfies in this mosque.