Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Known as: Sadr mosque, Fethullah mosque, Tel: +98 31 2225486

Across Ali Qapu mansion, eastern sideof the Naqsh-e Jahan(Emam) square, Isfahan, Iran
Visiting time:
From 9 to 11:30 am and from 13 to 16:30 pm
Weekly holiday:
Annual holidays:
Days of mourning, noon prayer
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is one of the spectacular historical monuments of Isfahan in Safavid period, which is an acknowledged masterpiece of tilework and architecture. The colors and patterns used in the skilled tilework of the mosque's dome have created the most beautiful tilework in Iranian Architecture. The light of the mosque is supplied through the reticulated windows in different sides of the dome. Another architectural masterpiece can be seen in the mosque's mihrab. In mid 1920s, at the instigation of َArthur Pope, Reza Shah commanded that the whole mosque be refurbished. 
Distinguishing features of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque include not having any minarets or courts which are the intrinsic parts of all Islamic mosques, a 45-degree north-south orientation to qibla, the short dome, the unique mihrab, monumental inscriptions, and the ringlets above the entrance door, which are placed in marble vases. 
The mosque was registered in Iran's National Heritage in 1931 under the registration number of 105.

General Specifications
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Shah Abbas I built thismosque in honor and respect of Sheikh Lotfollah Jabal Amoli, the Shiite cleric of that time who had come from Lebanon to Iran.
During the time of Shah Abbas I
During the time of Reza Shah Pahlavi
Under the orders of Shah Abbas I
Special features
Lack of sahn and minaret, a 45 degree roatation towards the axi of the Qibla, unique mihrab
Best time to visit
Spring and Summer
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
Naqsh-e Jahan square and the historical places close to this location.
Special Offer
From the third to the ninth of Ordibehesht and during the New Year ,the municipality of Isfahan establishes free tours.
Access route
Across Ali Qapu mansion, eastern sideof the Naqsh-e Jahan(Emam) square, Isfahan, Iran
How to access
Taxi, bus
Access to vehicles
Network coverage
Other Features
Tilework masterpiece of Iranian mosques
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
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