Shiraz City

Shiraz city Shiraz city is the Capital of Fars province, and one of the most beautiful, historical cities in Iran which is located in south-central Iran. The earliest reference to the city, as Tirazis, is found on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC.



History of Shiraz City


Quran Gate - Shiraz - Iran

Quran Gate – Shiraz

The first capital of Fars province, about 2.500 years ago, was Pasargadae. It was also the capital of the Achaemenid dynasty, established by Cyrus the Great. The ceremonial capital of his successor, Darius the Great, and his son Xerxes was Persepolis. Today, only the ruins of these two masterpieces remain.

Estakhr was another capital of Fars province. It was established during the Sassanid dynasty and lasted until Shiraz city finally gained its role as capital.


These days Shiraz city has become synonymous with Gardens, flowers, nightingales, poetry, and wine. It was one of the most important cities in the medieval Islamic world and became the Iranian capital during the Zand dynasty (AD 1747–79) when many of its most beautiful buildings were built or restored.




Shapouri Garden

Shapouri Garden

It is also home to excellent gardens, delicate mosques, and whispered echoes of an ancient world that reward those who spend some time in this delightful city and also Persepolis, the area’s major tourist destination.


Shiraz city is a very well visited city among Iranian cities for several reasons, the weather which is mild, many historic attractions, and is the third religious city due to the holy shrine of Shahcheragh.


The gardens of the city are favored by many especially the Eram Garden which is designated by UNESCO as a heritage site.

It is also the birthplace and resting place of the greatest Persian poets such as Hafez, the master of Persian lyrical poetry (Ghazal) and Sa’di, the author of the famous Golestan and Boostan.

Must see in Shiraz

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 near Shiraz city



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




Engraving on Metal


Clay Works


Brocade Weaving



Shiraz Traditional Food

Kalam Polo


Shirazi Polo


Koufte Shirazi


Shirazi Salad


Ash Sabzi


Shirazi Paloodeh


Koluche Masqati



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