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March 4, 2019

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

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A spectacular rainbow of stained glass makes the "Pink Mosque" in Shiraz one of the most beautiful in Iran.

Shiraz is one of the oldest Iranian cities, with a vibrant culture of art and craftsmanship and rich history, all of which are on display at the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

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With dazzling stained glass, thousands of painted tiles on the ceiling, and Persian rugs covering the floor, entering this place of worship is like stepping into a kaleidoscope.

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Inside the mosque is an open courtyard with a rectangular pool in the center, surrounded by flowers.

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The building's facade features dozens of arabesque arches, adding to the beauty of the light show from the stained glass.

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The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque was constructed between 1876 and 1888, during the Qajar dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1785 to 1925.

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It has been dubbed the "Pink Mosque" due to the plethora of pink-colored tiles blanketing the ceiling.

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The best time to visit the mosque is in the early morning, when the sun reflects the stained glass patterns onto the floor.

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