Nasir-al- Mulk Mosque; Iran's pink masterpiece

The Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque is considered as an architectural masterpiece in Shiraz, Iran where you can visit the play of light and colours. This mosque is also well known as the Pink Mosque due to particular usage of pink colours for its interior design.

Iran (IMNA) - The Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque is also known as the Pink Mosque due to the abundant use of considerable pink colour tiles for its interior design. The Pink Mosque is located in Gaud-Araban neighborhood, Shiraz, Iran and is considered as one of the most elegant and photographed pieces of architecture in Iran. The Pink Mosque was built at the end of the 19th century by Hassan Ali Nasir-al- Mulk during Qajar period. Regarding beauty and elegance, this mosque is the same as Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul.

Nasir-al-Mulk Architecture

In the entrance of the mosque, there is a large door which is decorated by seven-colours tiles called “Haft Rang”. In addition, in the Pink Mosque there are two eastern and western shabestans. It is designed to cool the weather inside the structure during summer days. The western shabestan is one of the most unique  obne among its own kind. It has a ceiling and walls decorated with seven-colours tiles, beautiful paintings and Qur’anic verses and also the floor is covered by seven-colours tiles that is brilliant.

The Art of Light and Colour

Nasir-al-Mulk is considered as an architectural masterpiece regarding the play of light and colours. After the sunrise and in the morning the light is intertwined with colours and you can see the dance of lights. The light passes through the glasses and reaches the floor and walls creating wonderful senses. You can see the entire building flooded in a rainbow.

The best time to visit the play of light and colours in Nasir-al-Mulk mosque is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

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