Mosque Ceilings – Mesmerizing Colors in the Middle East

When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes.

For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, that the mosques of the Middle East are nothing to be scoffed at. Color in abundance is an understatement here, and the myriad of designs and attention to detail hint at a level of patience and dedication not often seen in the modern era.

Join us for a quick glance at 20 of the most insanely detailed ceilings you will ever see.

 

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

 

Shiraz, Iran

 

Taj Mahal Mosque Ceiling

 

Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

 

Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

 

Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

 

Grand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

 

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

 

Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran

 

Bahaud-Din Naqshband Mausoleum, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

 

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

 

Shah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

 

Jalil Khayat Mosque, Arbil, Iraq

 

Vakil Mosque, Shiraz

 

Al Soltan Qalawoon Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

 

 

Time to break out the passport!