The Vakil mosque (Masjed-e Vakil) is a zand period mosque in Shiraz. Built between 1751 and 1773 it has two iwans instead of the usual four overseeing a large inner court. The vaulted prayer hall, 75m x 36m, is supported by 48 carved monolithic columns. Adjacent to the mosque is the Vakil bath house with beautifully decorated interiors.

01 Inner courtyard 02 Iwan with minarets 03 Iwan with minarets 04 Minaret 05 Iwan
06 Prayer hall 07 Prayer hall columns 08 Columns in vaulted prayer hall 09 Circular vault 10 Mihrab
11 Vakil bath house 12 Vakil bath house 13 Vakil bath house
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