Khanum Mosque


Hidden in a back lane, this cute mosque has a pair of pepper-grinder-like turrets. To find it, head north up Ferdosi St from Sabz Sq, then turn left into the car park and head up the laneway. A few more turns and you're there.

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5. Soravardi’s Bust


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6. Hosseiniyeh Mosque

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