Nasir Ol Molk Mosque The Pink Mosque Of Iran
The Nasir Ol Molk Mosque also known as ‘Pink Mosque’. The Mosque looks like a traditional Mosque, but includes extensive coloured glass façade with other elements like Panj Kase – which means five concaved design. The Mosque is popularly known as Pink Mosque due to its pink coloured tiles. It is located in Shiraz, Iran. The Pink Mosque was built in Qajar Era, and even today it is conserved and protected under Nasir ol Molk- Endowment Foundation. The Nasir Ol Molk Mosque was completed in 12-years from 1876 to 1888, under the consent of Mirza Hassan Ali, a Qajar ruler. It was designed by Mohammad Reza Kashi-Saz e Sirazi and Mohammad Hasan e Memar. The foundation of Mosque is one of the largest in Fars Province and under administration of Mr. Mahmud Qavam.
The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse (“five concaved”) design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.
The rarity of architecture like this makes Nasir al-Mulk all the more precious.