Nasir al-Molk Mosque - Shiraz

Shiraz

Shiraz

Shiraz is called the city of the roses and nightingales, the capital of Fars province, and one of the most attractive, historic cities in Iran. One of the earliest references to this city, as Tirazis, is found on an Elamite clay tablet dated back to more than 2000 BC.

 

Shiraz History

Quran Gate
Quran Gate

The capital of Fars, about 2500 years ago, was Pasargadae (2 hours’ drive from city). Pasargadae was also the capital of Achaemenian, ruled by King Cyrus the Great.

 

A few decades later, Persepolis became the ceremonial capital of Cyrus the Great successors, Darius, and then his son Xerxes.

 

Now a day the ruins of these capitals remain although they are still magnificent. Another capital of Fars province was Estakhr, established by the Sassanians (next empire) and lasted until Shiraz finally became capital.

For Iranian Shiraz is synonymous with delightful Gardens, poetry and, wine. It was the capital of the Zand dynasty (AD 1746-80) and one of the most important medieval world cities when many of its Famous buildings and structures were built or restored under the rule of Karim khan.

 

Shiraz is also a place to visit wonderful gardens, unique mosques, and ancient places such as Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae that are famous tourist destinations.

It is not only a very well visited city among Iranian, but also for tourists because of, its weather that is mild almost all the year, its historic attractions especially UNESCO heritage sites, and Shah Cheragh that is considered as the third religious shrine in Iran.

 

The gardens of Shiraz city especially the Eram Garden (great sample of a Persian Garden), Zand complex, Pink Mosque, and of course Persepolis are all must-see attractions in Shiraz.

 

Tombs of the great Persian poets Hafez, Saadi, and Khaju Kermani that turned to eye-caching gardens are located in Shiraz.

Shapouri Garden in Shiraz - Letsvisitpersia
Shapouri Garden

Shiraz Attractions

Zand complex (Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bath, Vakil Bazar, Karimkhan Castle)

 

Nasirolmolk Mosque (Pink Mosque)

 

Hafiz Mausoleum

 

Saadi Mausoleum

 

Eram Garden

 

Quran Gate

 

Afifabad Garden

 

Shahcheragh Mausoleum

 

Khaju Kermani Mausoleum

 

Zinat ol-Molk House

 

Naranjestan Garden (Qavam Houe)

 

Pars Museum (Nazar Garden)

 

Jahan Nama Garden

 

Delgosha Garden

 

Atiq Jame Mosque

 

Ali Ibn Hamza Shrine

Attractions around

Persepolis

 

Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)

 

Naqsh-e Rajab

 

Palace of Ardeshir

 

Ancient City of Bishapur

 

Tang e Chogan Reliefs

 

Maharloo Lake (Pink Lake)

Shiraz Handicrafts

Qashqai Carpets & Gabe

 

Khatam (inlaid work)

 

Ceramic and Tile

 

Wooden Works

 

Carpet Weaving

 

Silver Work

 

Miniature

 

Engraving on Metal

 

Clay Works

 

Brocade Weaving

 

Leather

Traditional Food

Kalam Polo

 

Shirazi Polo

 

Koufte Shirazi

 

Shirazi Salad

 

Ash Sabzi

 

Shirazi Paloodeh

 

Koluche Masqati

 

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