Nasir al-Molk Mosque - 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 are 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

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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



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



Traditional Food

Kalam Polo


Shirazi Polo


Koufte Shirazi


Shirazi Salad


Ash Sabzi


Shirazi Paloodeh


Koluche Masqati



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