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Must See in Shiraz

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Must see in Shiraz – Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)

Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)

The ancient city of Persepolis which once called the richest city under the sun is the most must-see not only in Shiraz but in Iran. The magnificent palaces of the world’s biggest empire, Achaemenid kingdom established by the fair king, Cyrus the Great, carving speaks with you and sole of humanity buried in this old city date back to more than 2500 years ago.


A UNESCO World Heritage site which was destroyed by Alexander the Great. We highly recommend hiring a guide to understand its magnificent history and a lot of hidden stories behind it. Just go and enjoy the breadth of history.



Nearby Attractions: Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam), Naqsh-e Rajab

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque)

One of the best things to do in Shiraz.  Dozens of visitors and photographers visit this mosque every day. Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is known as the Pink Mosque because of the beautiful pink tiles that decorate the walls.


Get there early in the morning and you will enjoy a wonderful interplay of lights and shades created by the sun rays passing through the colorful stained glass of windows. Do not miss an excellent little art gallery in the other corner of the Nasir ol-Mulk Mosque.


Nearby attractions: Zinat Al-Molk House, Narenjstan Qavam, Shah-e Cheragh holy shrine and Vakil complex.

Nasir Al-mulk Mosque - Shiraz city tour
Must see in Shiraz – Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque)
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Must see in Shiraz – Tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh)

Tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh)

The name of the Hafez is strictly bound by the Shiraz city and it is somehow considered as the symbol of Shiraz. The mausoleum of Hafiz is the first popular attraction between Iranian, many come to show their respect and some come to perform the faal-e Hafez, a popular ritual between Iranian for fortune-telling.


Visiting this peaceful attraction is strongly recommended even if you don’t like poetry or tombs. The best time to visit the Hafeziyeh is evening just when the sun is setting.


Nearby attractions: Jahan Nama Garden, Ali ibn Hamzeh Shrine, Quran Gate and Khwaju Kermani tomb.

Zand complex (Zandiyeh complex)

Vakil bathhouse
The most amazing part of this structure is the technology that is used in the heating system which prevents wasting energy.

Vakil bazaar
One of the most well-known traditional and historical bazaar in Iran which was the palpitating heart of the Shiraz economy.

Vakil mosque
This mosque has created a social complex and beautiful harmony in the relationship between religion and people’s life.


Nearby Attractions: Nasir Al-Mulk mosque – Shah Cheragh holy shrine – Qavam house – Zinat Al-Moluk house.

Vakil Mosque - Shiraz sightseeing tour
Must see in Shiraz – Zand complex (Zandiyeh complex)
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Must see in Shiraz – Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram)

Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram)

Eram Garden is a historical Persian garden and a UNESCO heritage site in Shiraz, Iran. It attracts visitors not only for its historical identity but also for its beauty and as a botanical research center, beautiful flowers, refreshing air, tall cypresses.


The first thing you will notice is positive energy and peaceful atmosphere emanating from the place because of its green and colorful surroundings. Its mansion is a masterpiece of Qajar architecture style due to its magnificent paintings, tile and plaster works.


Many types of plants, flowers, and trees from all around the world have been planted in this garden.

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