Blue Mosque

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  • A view of the Constitution House in Tabriz 2021-08-14 22:02

    Tabriz: a perfect introduction to Iran

    TEHRAN - Tabriz is a big but relaxed city, filled with hospitable people and a UNESCO-listed bazaar to explore. It is the perfect introduction to Iran for sightseers crossing over the border from Armenia, or through the Gurbulak Bazargan border from Turkey.

  • A view of Agha Bozorg Mosque in Kashan, central Iran 2021-06-30 18:26

    7 beautiful mosques for your must-visit list in Iran

    TEHRAN – Picturesque domes, minarets, vibrant colors, intricate tilework, and welcoming atmosphere are inseparable elements of mosques in every corner of Iran.

  • Yerevan to exhibit handicrafts from northeast Iran    2021-06-27 18:44

    Yerevan to exhibit handicrafts from northeast Iran   

    TEHRAN – Sets of Iranian handicrafts will be put on show at an 18th-century mosque in the capital city of Yerevan, Armenia in the near future.

  • A view of UNESCO-registered Arg-e Bam in southeast Iran. 2021-06-22 21:02

    10 Iran travel destinations you must see

  • Blue Mosque of Tabriz: a forgotten masterpiece of Iranian architecture   2021-05-23 21:00

    Blue Mosque of Tabriz: a forgotten masterpiece of Iranian architecture  

    TEHRAN – Completed in the mid-15th century, the Blue Mosque of Tabriz (better known as Masjed-e Kabud) was among the most glorious buildings of the time. Once built, artists took a further 25 years to cover every surface with the blue majolica tiles and intricate calligraphy for which it’s nicknamed.

  • Blue Mosque 2020-09-18 19:30

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Tabriz Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture

    As an ancient historical city, Tabriz, the capital of the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan, has many sights to offer to the tourists, the highlight of which is the Blue Mosque, known as Masjed-e Kabud in Farsi. 

  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • Blue Mosque 2020-08-11 22:00

    Blue Mosque, Alishah Citadel shine more after lighting projects

    TEHRAN – Exterior lighting of Blue Mosque and Alishah Citadel in the northwestern city of Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province, have been completed, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz 2019-04-27 20:11

    Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A trip to Shiraz without a visit to Masjed-e Vakil (Vakil Mosque), which is part of a bigger 18th-century ensemble, may be tantamount to a trip to Istanbul while missing the Blue Mosque.