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Islamic Qom and its Artistic Shrines

Qom Cultural

By

Zeinab

Includes:

3 hours

Capacità: 3

Offered in English

What we’ll do?

Today, you’re invited to take part in the religious life of Qom’s citizens.

 

In this experience, after picking you up at Qom’s city gate (Haftad-o-Do Tan Square) at 9 AM, we go to Fatima Masumeh Shrine, a sacred pilgrimage site with hundreds of years in age. Although it was once a modest corner for prayer, today she stands tall with a bright dome covered in gold; a stunning sight against the blue background of the sky.

We go through all the nooks and crannies of this shrine, where you get to enjoy and photograph its beautiful architecture, and delicate tile and mirror art that cover its interior.

Afterwards, we’ll have a short walk to Imam Hasan Askari Mosque, whose original building ages back to the 12th century. Here, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd, you get to enjoy the mastery and artistry gone into designing and decorating a mosque so fine and elegant.

Both holy sites visited during this experience make for relaxing meditation sites and emit a unique spirituality. This is also a great chance to have a glimpse of the real Islam amid the local people.

In the end, if you wish, we’ll go to a cozy restaurant to enjoy some yummy traditional dishes and unwind.

What's included?

Included:

- English-speaking guide

- Transfer from Haftad-o-Do Tan Square to the attractions and back

- Snacks (sandwich rolls, fruit)

- Drinks (fruit juice, bottled water)

 

 

What else you should know?

- Ladies will be given a cover (chador) to cover their hair and body with. This is mandatory for entering all mosques and shrines in Iran.

Where we’ll be?

Fatima Masumeh Shrine

Da €19 per person