Wazir Khan Masjid, Art Work by Aliraza Khatri on Flickr.

The Architectural art of Lahore reflects the history of Lahore and is remarkable for its variety and uniqueness, One of the best Landmark is Wazir Khan Masjid which is famous for it’s uniqueness and its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as ‘a mole on the cheek of Lahore’.

It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan. (The word wazir means ‘minister’ in Urdu.) The mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate.

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