Martyr’s Mosque

sights / Religious

Martyr’s Mosque information

Shiraz , Iran
Address
Street Ahmadi Sq
Opening hours
Fri
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One of the largest ancient mosques in Iran, the rectangular courtyard of the Martyr’s Mosque covers more than 11,000 sq metres. Founded at the start of the 13th century, the mosque has been partially rebuilt many times and now has very little in the way of tiling or other decorations, though it does boast some impressive barrel vaulting. It lives under acres of unsightly corrugated fibreglass and is only open on Fridays, when it is still used for prayer. Entry is through a gate off Ahmadi Sq.