Mashhad is the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province and Iran’s second largest city with the population of 2,749,374 people at the 2011 census. It is located in the northeast of the country, close to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. “Holy Mashhad” is one of the holiest pilgrim sites for Shia Muslims known for the shrine of Imam Reza , the Eighth Imam of the Shia Muslims. Mashhad literally means “burial place of the martyr.” But its old name was “Sanabad”. It was only after the martyrdom of Imam Reza at Tous in 818 and the construction of his shrine here that the city became a pilgrim site. The city which draws millions of tourists every year, is a shopper’s paradise and blessed with a rich heritage.
Imam Reza Holly Shrine : Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the Imam Reza Holly Shrine and pay their tributes to Imam Reza. The complex is consists of 26 buildings, 9 courtyards and 6 entrances … Read more
Imam Reza Museum : Imam Reza Holy Shrine museums are among the richest museums of Islamic Republic of Iran, and are included among the most important art and cultural centers of the Islamic world. This museum includes Central Museum … Read more
Ferdowsi tomb : Ferdowsi tomb complex composed of a white marble base, and a decorative edifice located in Tous city. The tomb was erected in honor of Ferdowsi ,The Great Persian Poet and the author of Shahnameh (world’s longest epic poem)… Read more
Khajeh Abasalt Mausoleum : Khajeh Abasalt Mausoleum and Cemetery is located 20 Miles south-west of Mashhad and is a burial place of one of Shia saint in 9th century AD. He is also known as Abasalt Heravi who was one of the companions of Imam Reza … Read more
Khajeh Rabi Tomb : Khajeh Rabi Tomb is a famous and renowned tomb located in 4 km. north of Mashad on the Khajeh Rabi’ Road in a large beautiful garden. This large structure with a blue dome was built to honor Khajeh Rabi … Read more
Nader Shah Tomb & Museum : is affiliated to the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran. Its construction had begun in 1956 AH and finalized in 1961. This was erected on grounds having an area of 1448 sq. m. and was inaugurated in 1963 … Read more
Torghabeh and Shandiz County: Torghabeh is a summer resort near Mashhad Located at km 18 of Vakil Abad Road and between two lush valleys with 25 Km. distance from Mashhad. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,158. Torghabeh is a cozy village with striking natural scenery hidden in the mountain range of Binalud with cold weather in winter but pleasantly cool in summer because of its location… Read more