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Address: Between International Airport and Tehran Center, Tehran 11369, Iran
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Impressive but uninspiring

We travelled as part of a group to this impressive but still unfinished structure. Inside is very OTT with a wide variety of decorative styles that assault your eyes. When... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled as part of a group to this impressive but still unfinished structure. Inside is very OTT with a wide variety of decorative styles that assault your eyes. When completed ( and in Iranian timeframe this could be never) it will be the largest mosque in the world. In the middle, Khomeini lies in his casket within his tomb... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessible by metro, this massive shrine houses the tomb of revolutionary leader and attracts many visitors. Entry is free, though cameras are not allowed. The interior is colorfully decorated with fluid geometrical patterns on its high roof. Green is the color of choice for the tomb. Taking photos with phones seems to be allowed if it doesn't interfere with those... More 

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brasschaat, belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

One can't miss the building: entering the city from the airport one has to drive near the shrine. In front of it: the red wells symbolising the blood of the many martyrs who lost their lives for their country. Inside the building: enormous, plenty of place for many thousands of believers and in the middle: the shrine. The main colour:... More 

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assen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

So much glitter, marble, space and...devotion. We went there at night watching people sleeping, praying and children playing. Knowing the costs for building and repair... Unbelievable

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Clarens, South Africa
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The receptionist at my Hotel was a bit taken by surpirsie when I asked her about the Shrine and how to get there.I knew about the shrine and it was important for me to go. this turned out to be a very intersting day out. Apart from the shrine itself I admired the layout with shady trees and silent electric... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Imam Khomeini Shrine is not known by Western tourists ! What a pitty ! It is an amazing place. Do not forget to visit it when you visit Tehran Iran. The metro can be took from Saadi station line to Kahrizak. The metro station for the Shrine is Maram e Motahhar. You will travel subaway but also on ground with... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

i went on my way to the airport and instead of waiting inside the airport for my dreaded evening flight back to Shanghai, a visit to this important and beautiful mosque was the ideal way to end the trip. renovation went go ....security check, no shoes, headscarf needed, the people are friendly and laptop allowed- no flash photography. A place... More 

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Plano
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not knowing if we would be able to enter, we were welcome to come in after women donned chador out of respect for the holy shrine. All must pass through security check. For our visit we were allowed to bring in cameras and to take photographs. Beautiful building still under construction. Great for people watching.

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Tehran, Iran
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I recommend this beautiful mausoleum to everyone,because when i take my tourists there,they are surperised !It is very big and inside very beautiful,every tourist allowed that come inside,no problem and it is free for everyone!It is easy to go there because it is near the highway to international Airport.Go there and see Iranian Architecture!The design of ceiling and carpets are... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

It won't hurt if you visit this place once on your trip to Tehran. For Iranians like me, it's only a big mosque, but several travelers have told me that this place was kind of new and unique for them. Then perhaps it's a good idea to give it a try and spend about two to three hours to visit... More 

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