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Nasir ol Molk Mosque

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The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملکMasjed-i Nasir al-Mulk), also known as the Pink Mosque, is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is located in Gawd-i Arabān quarter, near Shāh Chérāgh Mosque.

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Nasir al- mulk mosque, Shiraz.jpg
Inside view.
Basic information
Location Iran Shiraz, Iran
Municipality Shiraz County
Province Fars Province
Country Iran
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Iranian architecture
Completed 1888

The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse ("five concaved") design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque,[1] due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.[2]

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HistoryEdit

The mosque was built during the Qajar era, and is still in use under protection by Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. It was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler.[3] The designers were Mohammad Hasan-e-Memār, an Iranian architect, and Mohammad Rezā Kāshi-Sāz-e-Širāzi.[4]

MaintenanceEdit

Restoration, protection, and maintenance of this monument is being continued by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. Colorful windows and doors handcrafted by carpenter master 'Hajj Mirza Ayat'

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See alsoEdit

  Media related to Nasirolmolk mosque at Wikimedia Commons

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