Must-Sees

Tomb of Hafez

Known for poetry, Hafez, one of the greatest Iranian poets (1325-1389), is buried in a heavenly garden referred to as Hafezieh, in the heart of Shiraz. Due to the sophistication and complexity inherent in his poems, it was and still is, difficult to understand whether he was a pious mystic eulogizing divinity or a romantic poet lauding worldly love. The design and construction of the tomb was carried out by the French archeologist and architect, Andre Godard, in 1935.

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Tomb of Sa'adi

Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi (1210-1291), internationally known as Sa’di, one of the most famous Iranian poets, peacefully rests in his eternal home in a beautifully designed blue-domed mausoleum. From among his works, Golestan (in prose) and Boustan (in verse) are matchless in terms of eloquence, wisdom, and sagacity in Persian literature.

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Vakil Complex

Consisting of a Hammam, Mosque, and Bazaar together with Arg-e Karim khan Zand (a citadel) and Pars Museum, Vakil Complex mostly dates back to Zand dynasty – Karimkhan reign, 18th century – having spectacular architecture and almost inimitable structure.

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Eram Garden

Eram garden together with the building inside were built during the middle of 19th century by the paramount chief of the Qashqai tribes of Pars. The original quadripartite layout of the garden, like all Persian gardens, is known to be laid in the18th century.

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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

As one of the most beautiful mosques in Iran, Nasir al-Mulk mosque was constructed in 1876 taking 12 years to be completed. Different designs, colors, and patterns have made the mosque inimitable especially the uncommon application of pink color in its decoration together with the oneof-its-type tilework and mugharnas work, i.e. corbel.

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Persepolis

Persepolis, meaning “City of Parse”, was the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire ruling the Middle East and territories beyond it from 550 to 330 BCE. The royal palace was to be a symbol of greatness, glory, and a center for various festivals and celebrations, especially Nowruz, i.e. New Year, and for receiving the envoys from other nations.

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Pasargadae

Derived from the name of a major Persian tribe, meaning “the throne of Pars”, a splendid monument from Achaemenid Empire (330-550 BCE), Pasargadae is another testament to the magnificence of such ancient world power ordered to be built by Cyrus the Great (559-529 BCE), the founder of Achaemenid Dynasty. The rock tomb of Cyrus the Great is the significant monument remained in Pasargadae.

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Firuzabad

A village in south of the city of Shiraz, dating back to the Sassanian era (224-651), the ancient village of Firuzabad includes the remains of the stone palace of Ardeshir I, a symmetrical layout of three domed halls, and an iwan on the façade.

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Suggested Tours

Persian Empire

Persian Empire

Excursion in History

Les Histoires de Chiraz

Les Histoires de Chiraz

Les Points Remarquables Historiques

L’analyse du pays

L’analyse du pays

Une promenade dans la nature

Les Joyeux Persans

Les Joyeux Persans

Les perles de l’Asie

Les capitales de l’Iran

Les capitales de l’Iran

Capitals in a Row

La Perse Islamique

La Perse Islamique

Acme of Architecture

L’Iran Eblouissant

L’Iran Eblouissant

La Merveille Majestueuse

La Perse Royale

La Perse Royale

Un Ancien Empire

Le Parcours du Patrimoine

Le Parcours du Patrimoine

Iran's UNESCO Prides