Imam Khomeini Mosque

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

The Imam Khomeini Mosque is right inside the Tehran bazaar and is very much a working mosque and one of the largest and busiest in Tehran. The building itself dates from the early 18th century but the real reason you come here is to see Islam in action. The courtyard is accessed from several parts of the bazaar and hundreds of people pass through here, so it’s usually possible for non-Muslims to stand and watch the faithful performing their ablutions and praying, though photography is less welcome.