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Shiraz

Shiraz is the sixth most populous city in Iran and the capital of Fars Province which is more than 4000 years old. Its population is around 1,460,665. Shiraz is located in the south of Iran and the northwest of Fars Province. It is built in a green plain at the foot of the Zagros Mountains 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above sea level. It is known as the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city. Shiraz’s economic base is in its provincial products, which include grapes, citrus fruits, cotton and rice. It also has a major oil refinery and is a major center for Iran’s electronic industries.

Quran gate:
Quran Gate is the ancient gated entrance to Shiraz from north. Karim Khan added a room at the top of the gateway to house a holy Quran…      Read more

Hafez Mausoleum:
Hafez is the 14th century poet of Iran who was born, lived and died in Shiraz when Iran was ruled by Ilkhanid era. He is one of the most celebrated of the Persian poets, and his influence can be felt to this day…      Read more

Sa’di Mausoleum:
Sa’di lived in 13th century, but he’s a man for all centuries. The rich depth of his writings and ideas with social and moral values has gone beyond time…      Read more

Vakil mosque:
It is one of the most important artistic and historical buildings, which have remained from the Zand period. Vakil means regent, which was the title used for Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty…       Read more

Vakil bazaar:
Shiraz’s finest bazaar is one of the most atmospheric places in Iran and has been described as the most architecturally impressive in the country…       Read more

Nasir- Al-Molk Mosque:
The mosque is called by many different names. It’s also known as the “Pink Mosque” because of the rose-colored tiles that cover the interior…       Read more

Narenjestan Garden of Shiraz (Qavam house):
Qavam Garden of Shiraz dates back to Qajar era; Due to abundance of sour orange trees it is called Narenjestan. Narenjestan building has been a place where ordinary people …         Read more

Eram Garden:
Eram Garden is a historical Persian garden in the north of Shiraz and includes several historic buildings and the botanical garden…     Read more

Karim khan Citadel:
This building, the biggest and the most important building of Zand Dynasty, has been the residence of Karim Khan and where he ruled from…     Read more

Ali Ebn-e Hamze Holy Shrine:
He was Nephew of Imam Reza (Shiite’s 8th Imam) who also demise on the way to Khorasan to help Imam Reza…    Read more

Persepolis:
Persepolis literally meaning “the Persian city”, also known as the Throne of Jamshid was the capital of the Achaemenian Empire. It is situated at 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C…      Read more

Bishapur:
Bishapur, “the beautiful city of Shapur”, connected the Sasanian capitals Istakhr and Firuzabad to Susa and Ctesiphon. The city was built near a river crossing. As the name indicates…        Read more

Pasargadae:
Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC…       Read more

Naqsh-e Rostam:
Naqsh-e Rostam is an ancient necropolis located about 5 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods…       Read more

Afif Abad Garden:

Afif Abad Garden with an area of approximately 127,000 square meters is one of the most beautiful historical gardens in Shiraz, which was built in 1863…      Read more 

Shah-e-Cheragh Holy Shrine:
The most important pilgrimage center of the city of Shiraz is the shrine of Mir Sayyed Ahmad, the son of the seventh Imam known as Shah-e-Cheragh, housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and…     Read more

Naghsh-e Rajab:
There are four reliefs at Naqsh-e Rajab, about three kilometers north of Persepolis. These reliefs are carved at the foot of the Mountain of Mercy. The exact purpose of this place is not known…        Read more

 

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