Masjid Wazir Khan is a 17th-century mosque located in the city of Lahore, the Punjab. The mosque was commissioned during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a part of an ensemble of buildings that also included the nearby Shahi Hammam baths. Masjid Wazir Khan began its construction in 1634, and was completed in 1641. It is also on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. The mosque is located in the Walled City of Lahore alongside the south of Lahore’s Shahi Guzargah, or “Royal Road,” which was the traditional route used by Mughal nobles on their way to royal residences at the Lahore Fort.
Considered to be the most ornately decorated Mughal-era mosque, Wazir Khan Mosque is renowned for its intricate tile work known as kashi-kari, with its fine interior surfaces that are almost entirely embellished with elaborate Mughal-era frescoes. The mosque has been under extensive restoration since 2009 under the direction of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Government of Punjab, with contributions from the governments of Germany, Norway, and the United States.
Some famous restaurants near Masjid Wazir Khan
Open 1 pm – 1 am.
Open 9 am–10 pm.
Some famous hotels near Masjid Wazir Khan
It is an unassuming budget hotel featuring simply furnished, compact rooms, plus breakfast.
Rooms are very neat and clean.
A 3-star hotel.
Open 24/7 .
Banks near Masjid Wazir Khan
Some famous shopping marts near Masjid Wazir Khan
Open 7 am – 11 pm.
Open 8 am – 10 pm.
Open 8 am – 11 pm.