Photographer's Note

Vakil Mosque

It is one of the most valuable monuments dating back to Zandieh period. It's construction was completed in 1773 AD. The said premises with an area of 3600 m2. have been furnished with large stones. Its nocturnal area or Shabestan (night prayer hall) with an area of 2700 m2. contains 48 similar tall pillars of stone with a beautiful ceiling and a marble altar that is considered to be one of the master pieces of the Zandieh era.

Masjed-e Vakil is especially famous for its large prayer hall (75 meters long, 36 meters wide) covered with small cupolas resting on forty-eight twisted columns cut out of one single block of stone.

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